Chef B here to share a dish with you that’s near and dear to my heart: Earl’s beer cheese. Enjoy this guest article!
There’s a local bar called Earl’s near the Mount Sinai Hospital, where everyone who works at the hospital goes to. It’s one of those secret local gems that’s not a tourist trap on trip advisor, and you absolutely have to check out if you’re in the area.
I take everyone that visits me in New York City to this place because the food is simply amazing.
I tell them “THIS FOOD WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE!” (All will agree with my boast after I show them the glory of beer cheese.)
It was a home run! This beer cheese is great for parties and get togethers. Without further ado, I present to you my Gentleman’s rendition of Earl’s Beer Cheese.
This will change your life! – Chef B
Earl’s Famous Beer Cheese
8 ounces beer (we used lager because that’s what we had)
16 ounces grated sharp cheddar cheese
2-4 garlic cloves, minced finely
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon Siracha sauce
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
a pinch of cayenne pepper
2 loaves fresh baguettes
*Alternately, if those are too hard to find, you can use an IPA, though shy away from anything too hoppy
Pour the beer into a glass and let go flat.
Mix all of the ingredients except beer in a food processor and blend. Add the beer in slowly, and blend intermittently until everything is smooth. Store in fridge until ready to serve. The cheese will firm up in the fridge, so heat over stove top on low.
Cut your baguettes into slices. Drizzle with olive oil generously and toast until golden. Serve with your beer cheese and enjoy! This dish will improve after 1-2 days as the flavor melds together.