Firefighter and Paramedic Tatiana Matkowskyj
-Tatiana is a Firefighter and Paramedic in Winfield, IL and Paramedic in Leyden, IL
2nd Annual First Responder Chefs Recipe Challenge, Joe’s Bar on Weed Street, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m., 940 W. Weed Street, Chicago, IL
Live Music by The Pheromones. Tickets are $9.11 each and include drink tickets. Family-friendly event. Sponsored by the First In Foundation. All recipes must include Old Style Beer.
Baked Beer Fries
– 2 large russet potatoes, cut into fries
– 1 – 12 oz can of Old Style Beer
– 2 tsp of olive oil
– 1 tbsl of garlic powder
– 1 tsp paprika
– 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper for some added kick
– salt and pepper to taste
- Cut potatoes into 1/2 inch thick cut fries, do not remove skin. Soak in Old Style Beer for 1-2 hours, fully submerged.
- Preheat oven to 450° F.
- Remove fries from Old Style Beer, shaking off any excess, and move to another bowl. Toss in garlic powder, paprika, salt, pepper, and olive oil until evenly coated. Transfer to a greased baking sheet and spread evenly with the least amount of overlap possible.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden and crispy. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving. They will continue to crisp up as they cool.
Balsamic Beer Braised Pork
– 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil
– 4 pound boneless pork butt roast
– 12 ounces Old Style Beer
– 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar (Aged balsamic gives it a richer flavor if available)
– 2 teaspoons salt
– 2 teaspoons black pepper
– 2 teaspoon garlic powder
– 2 teaspoons oregano
– 1/4 cup brown sugar
- Preheat oven to 450-degrees F.
- In a dutch oven (or an oven safe heavy bottomed pan with tight-fitting lid), heat oil over medium-medium high heat.
- When oil is rippling, brown pork roast a couple of minutes on each side.
- Whisk together Old Style beer, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, garlic powder, oregano, and brown sugar; pour over pork roast.
5. Cover and bake in 450-degree F oven for 15 minutes, then lower oven temperature to 300-degrees F and continue to bake for another 2 hours and 45 minutes.