Coco Loco Porter Caramelized Onion Crostini

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I was going to come at you with another salad today, but since Mondays usually blow we’re taking a different direction.  How about we start out this week with some Coco Loco Porter Caramelized Onion Crostini.  Heck Yeah!  And yes indeed I said Coco Loco Porter.  It’s an award winning craft beer from Charlotte’s own NoDa Brewing Company.


 


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So if you have to go back to work on a Monday, shouldn’t you start with beer right out of the gate? Who’s with me?

 

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What?  You don’t have beer for breakfast on Mondays?

 

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Don’t judge me.

If you don’t have beer for breakfast, as an alternative you can feel 100% confident serving these Coco Loco Porter Caramelized Onion Crostini at your next NFL playoffs get together.  I mean, seriously. It’s an appetizer or party food perfect for football because it also includes beer! Duh.

 

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Trust me.  You can’t go wrong.  If you can’t get NoDa’s beer where you are, you can substitute a porter that’s totally your jam.

 

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Happy Monday and Cheers to a fantastic week, yo!

 

CoCo LoCo Porter Caramelized Onion Crostini

CoCo LoCo Porter Caramelized Onion Crostini

Ingredients

  • 5 sweet or Vadalia onions sliced thin
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 can NoDa Brewing Company CoCo LoCo Porter
  • Baguette sliced into 1/4 inch slices
  • 1/2 cup parmesan

Instructions

  1. Heat a non-stick skillet on medium to medium high and melt butter and olive oil
  2. Add onions and CoCo LoCo Porter
  3. Cover for 5-6 minutes
  4. Uncover and stir
  5. Increase heat to medium high and stir
  6. Continue stirring and caramelizing until golden and sweet
  7. Arrange baguette slices on a parchment-lined baking sheet and broil 3 minutes
  8. Top with CoCo LoCo Caramelized Onions and sprinkle with parmesan
  9. Broil for 2-3 minutes
  10. Serve immediately
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38 Responses to Coco Loco Porter Caramelized Onion Crostini

  1. Crostinis are one of my favorite appetizers, and I usually make a meal out of them! This caramelized onion version sounds delicious, Rachelle! I love the porter in here, sounds like it gives this such great flavor!

    • I can always make a meal out of crostini or just about any appetizer, Gayle! The porter is so delicious!

  2. These do look delicious, but I’m going to have to say no for breakfast! I want to be able to savor these and weekday breakfasts are too rushed. Plus a beer would just put me right back to bed! I love caramelized onions. Definitely saving this for the weekend….it will keep me going all week!

  3. This sounds like the perfect football food! I might even need a batch of these for the game tonight. I love the idea of using porter to caramelize the onions. That should win you the “Monday Winner” award! Seriously, though, great football app!

  4. I adore crostini, Rachelle.. but a crostini with beer and carmelized onions?! Yatzi! So.much.YAHS! I’d eat this for breakfast, no shame in that game! But, these would be perfect for a fooball party or appetizer night for dinner. LOVE these! Cheers, girlfriend! Xo

    • I’ll eat just about anything on toasted bread, girlfriend, but add beer and I’m totally in! You should come here and watch football!

    • I totally can’t wait for Sunday’s game, Annie! #keeppounding We pretty much cook everything in beer ’round these parts….

  5. Caramelized onions make any Monday that much better – especially with beer! Such a great idea! They would be perfect for game day!

  6. This would be a pretty good breakfast, with or without the beer. I love the caramelized onions! Those are so incredibly addictive!

  7. Dude, this is so coco loco! I like drinking beer and cooking with beer so obviously this recipe is a keeper. The only way I can bear Mondays is with beer…and Tuesdays…and Wednesdays…I really like this whole beer caramelized onions stuff on the crostini but I’m gonna make a triple batch of it and also put it on grilled chicken, pork chops, steak, in my omelette for Sunday brunch,etc, etc. 🙂

    • Hello, neighbor! Let me know the next time you’re headed to NoDa Brewery and I’d love to meet you for a beer!

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