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.
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?
What? You don’t have beer for breakfast on Mondays?
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.
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.
Happy Monday and Cheers to a fantastic week, yo!
CoCo LoCo Porter Caramelized Onion Crostini
- 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
Heat a non-stick skillet on medium to medium high and melt butter and olive oil
Add onions and CoCo LoCo Porter
Cover for 5-6 minutes
Uncover and stir
Increase heat to medium high and stir
Continue stirring and caramelizing until golden and sweet
Arrange baguette slices on a parchment-lined baking sheet and broil 3 minutes
Top with CoCo LoCo Caramelized Onions and sprinkle with parmesan
Broil for 2-3 minutes
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice
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!
Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop
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!
Ah, come on Kathy. Be a sport, drink beer on Monday and totally go back to bed! 🙂
Linda @ Veganosity
Beer for breakfast? No. Beer for the NCAA National Championship game tonight. Yes. Your crostinis will go perfectly with both. Roll Tide! And happy Monday. 🙂
Why not? 🙂 Beer always makes Mondays better! Good luck and Roll Tide!
David @ Spiced
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!
Thanks, David! You know that we put beer in everything around here! 🙂
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
Caramelized onions are literally one of my favourite things in the world. I wish I had of seen this before the weekend, as it would have been great party food for Dave’s birthday.
Rats! I didn’t post it until today! I hope Dave had a happy birthday in Iceland anyway!
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
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!
Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
I’m with you Rachelle! I could eat caramelized onions by the bucketful! What a great Super Bowl appetizer! My husband and I are going to be fighting over these!
I hope you win, Mary Ann!
Melanie @ Melanie Cooks
I love caramelized onions! I never thought of cooking them in bear, but I can totally picture the taste combo in my head – that should taste as good as it looks! Yummy!
Dude. Beer makes everything better! 🙂
I have never caramelized my onions in beer and it’s clearly time I start! Thanks for sharing this delicious idea, my friend! Looking forward to the games to munch on snacks like this! 🙂
I totally can’t wait for Sunday’s game, Annie! #keeppounding We pretty much cook everything in beer ’round these parts….
I love caramelized onions. Whenever I smell them I turn into a bloodhound and head in their direction. This looks so good!
Thanks, Amanda! Me too!
Medha @ Whisk & Shout
This crostini looks amazing! Love the caramelized onions 🙂
Thanks, Medha! They are a fave over here!
Manali @ CookWithManali
I adore caramelized onions, they sound so good on the crostini! YUM!
I love them too! Thanks, Manali!
Caramelized onions make any Monday that much better – especially with beer! Such a great idea! They would be perfect for game day!
I totally agree! Thanks, Kelly!
This would be a pretty good breakfast, with or without the beer. I love the caramelized onions! Those are so incredibly addictive!
Beer is always a good choice for breakfast, Mir! 🙂
Caramelized onions….. Mmmmm stop teasing meeeee!
Beer sounds perfect for Mondays! Love this recipe, so simple and delicious! These onions look amazing!
karrie @ Tasty Ever After
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. 🙂
Ha! I’ve also put them on something you didn’t think of, Karrie! Stay tuned!
I live near Charlotte and have been to NoDa Brewery a few times. Love their beer! It must give the caramelized onions an incredible taste!
Hello, neighbor! Let me know the next time you’re headed to NoDa Brewery and I’d love to meet you for a beer!
Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg
These look perfect for a dinner party. 🙂 Yum!