Beer may be used to replace the fat in certain dishes-and this is a good example. Artichoke hearts and Parmesan cheese are bound not by mayonnaise and eggs, but by beer, bread crumbs, and egg white for a much less caloric version of this popular baked dip.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Blend all the ingredients in a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Scrape the mixture into a 2-quart baking dish and bake for 30 minutes, or until browned and bubbly at the edges.
Serve with carrot and celery sticks, chips made from torn green cabbage leaves, or slices of bell pepper or basted rye or pumpernickel bread.
Yield: 4 cups dip, for 12 people
Pairing: Belgian Golden Ale or Belgian Wit
Cooking with Beer
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by Lucy Saunders
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