One of my go-to Game Day foods has always been potato skins. This time around, we can settle for nothing less that the ultimate champion of skins—the MVP of football feasts. If we’re truly bringing our appetizer A-game, we need to mix it up a bit by drafting some beer right into our recipes. Brew-loving brothers and sisters, if you’re with me, allow me to introduce an ale-filled appetizer just in time for the Super Bowl: Bacon, Bratwurst, and Beer Cheese Potato Skins.
Why this recipe works:
- I triple the beer flavor by incorporating it into the onions, cheese, and bratwurst.
- Brushing the potatoes with bacon fat once before baking and once after scooping and stuffing makes them extra crisp and flavorful.
Note: For this recipe, I recommend using a lager, amber ale, or hefeweizen. These beers don’t overpower the other ingredients but don’t fade into the background, either.