Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Ultimate Beer Burger: Mothership Organic Wit

As part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program, I received a stipend to purchase one of the many types of beer that New Belgium Brewing Company makes. I'm a fan of Fat Tire, but wanted to try something new. I picked up Mothership Organic Wit from Fresh & Easy last weekend.
On a side note, does anyone else get stressed out when using self-checkout at Fresh & Easy? Something about the machine talking to me and telling me I'm not placing my items in the correct place or I need to wait for assitance makes me feel like I'm being scolded and with the added pressure of people waiting behind me....ugh!
Anyway, I've always wanted to try organic beer and this one did not disappoint.
Part of the stipend was to be used for creating a recipe that incorporates the beer or pairs well with it. For me, I can't have beer without a burger or pizza, so I opted to make my ultimate burger with beer battered fried onions. So So delicious.
Yum, Beer!

Onions ready to be sliced, battered and fried.
These were soooo good, I ate too many hot from the pan and sprinkled with a little salt. Next time I'm going to make a big batch in onion ring form and serve them as an appetizer.

Best Burger Ever! My toppings: Fried Onions (recipe below), sliced tomatoes, cheddar cheese, dill pickes, mustard and ketchup. I used Nature's Best Organic Beef which was juicy and delicious. Happy Cows make Happy Burgers.

My Beer Battered Fried Onion Recipe
2 yellow onions
1 egg
1/2 Cup Mothership Orangic Wit Beer
1 1/2 Cup all-purpose flour
1 Teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Enough canola oil to cover 2 inches of a heavy bottomed pot.
Combine flour salt and pepper in a shallow dish. In another dish, whisk together egg and beer. Thinly slice the onions into strips, dip into beer mixture, dredge in flour mixture and then fry until golden.
Ok, here's the thing with frying, I HATE standing in front of a hot greasy pot for what seems like hours but in this case it's worth it. You'll want your oil to be at approx 375 deg or use a small piece of onion to test the oil. If it sizzles immediately and rises to the top, the oil is ready. Make sure to let the oil return to the proper temperature between batches, otherwise the onions won't brown properly. I like to put my onions on a wire rack with paper towels beneath to get rid of the extra grease. Sprinkle with a little salt before you serve. Enjoy with a cold glass of beer!

Another side note, I'm still in the process of moving and will be without internet for a week. So So Sad, but I'm going to try and keep up with your posts on my phone. Wish me luck.


  1. That looks awesomeeeeeeeee! I'm not a big meat gal, but it does seem like beer and meat just GO together! Those onions look ridiculous good too. Best of luck with the move.

  2. Love Mothership! Awesome looking burger.
    Good luck in your move and thanks for stopping by Simply Healthy Family and entering the giveaway.

  3. Oh My Gosh...that looks freakin' AMAZING! Beautiful job...I'm gonna be on the lookout for Mothership =)

  4. beer battered onions? count me in!

  5. I haven't seen this beer. Looks like a good one. My husband would love this burger! :)