By: Janelle Vigario
I made these the other day. I didn't have brown ale so I used a Shanty's citrus beer- I think that was a mistake! I used an ample amount of cayenne pepper so this kind of covered up the taste- but for your sake just make sure it's nothing way out there in flavor, because you will taste it.
That being said- these were really easy to make. I have a Vidalia Slicer and this made prepping a breeze. They were pretty thin but I think this made them even better.
I kind of ended up piling them up on the pan, and I think this was a bad idea- they didn't all get crispy- which was by far the best part. Also- I think mine could have stood to cook a little longer- but I'm not sure if that is solely because of the pan size error.
For the aioli I used some sweet peppers from my CSA and added a 1/2 tsp sugar (gasp!) roasted probably would have been better, but I don't think you can roast a package of frozen peppers, and this was what I had!
Also- make sure you use really fine cornmeal. Anything bigger than that and I think it would be bad news for the recipe.
Bottom line: I will definitely make these again, and may even consider them for Sunday football game snacks! Just be careful- I could easily eat more than 1 serving!
Pros: Fun, healthier appetizer