First candy bars, then butter. Fried beer was inevitable. Here's how to get two American favorites -- beer, and deep-fried dough -- in one finger-lickin' good package.
Step 1: Make pretzel dough Make pretzel dough by combining the yeast, water, and sugar until they dissolve. Then beat in 1 cup of the flour and let the mixture stand until it's frothy. Finally, add the salt, butter, and the rest of the flour, and knead the dough until the butter is distributed.
Step 2: Cut ravioli sides Roll out the dough into thin sheets. Beat the eggs together and brush the sheets with egg and then use the ravioli cutter to press ravioli shapes out of the dough.
Step 3: Make pockets for the beer Pair the shapes and press them together on three sides, egg wash sides facing.
TIP: Use your thumb to hold the pocket open while you press the sides together.
Step 4: Fill with beer Prop the raviolis against each other with the open end up and pour beer into the pockets. Then press the open ends closed to seal the beer inside.
Step 5: Fry the raviolis Heat the oil in a pan until it measures 325 degrees Fahrenheit on the thermometer. Then, in small batches, fry the ravioli for about 20 seconds.
Step 6: Remove from oil Use the slotted spoon to remove the fried ravioli to paper towels to soak up excess oil. Allow them to cool for a few minutes, and pop a shot of deep fried beer.
FACT: The Miller Brewing Company was founded in 1855 when Frederick J. Miller bought the Plank Road Brewery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.