Skip to main content

Potato, Porter Caramelized Onions & Beer Goat Cheese Tart

Potato, Porter Caramelized Onions & Beer Goat Cheese Tart2

Why beer?

I’ve been asked a lot of questions about why I’ve tried so feverishly to squeeze myself into this world. After all, there are a lot of ingredients that make great culinary obsessions. So, why beer?

To explain that, we’ll have to talk about collaboration. Craft beer is the only major market that does this regularly, with breweries constantly teaming up to co-create a beer. Nike and Adidas will never team up for a collaboration shoe. Nor has Ford and Chevy ever co-produced a truck. Wineries don’t do it, or bike makers, or creameries. Brewers do. All the time.

Beer people, big and small, are wide-eyed, unabashed, gushy, groupie style fans of one another. Unafraid to share that mutual adoration. This leads not just to collaborations but deep and meaningful relationships that can be felt widely across the entire industry. It’s common to see the one brewery owner helping another, lending a hand. It isn’t rare for a one head brewery to call another and say, "I’m short a few bags of malt, can I borrow some from you?" and a truck of grains to be immediately sent over. It’s common for a breweries pubs to pour beer besides their own, unheard of any other liquor industry. It’s a community that favors connections over competition. Beer people have a rising tide lifts all ships mentality, the rivalries friendly, pats on the back and cheering each other’s successes. It’s unlike any other industry. And sure the beer is great, but the people are even better.

That’s why beer.

Potato, Porter Caramelized Onions & Beer Goat Cheese Tart3

Potato, Porter Caramelized Onions & Beer Goat Cheese Tart


  • 1 white onion
  • 1 tbs butter
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1/3 cup porter beer
  • 4 wt oz goat cheese
  • 1 tbs cornstarch
  • ¼ cup IPA
  • 1 russet potato thinly sliced
  • 2 tbs butter
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 pastry crust
  • ½ cup baby arugula


  • Slice the onion into 1/8 inch rings. In a pot over medium heat add the butter and olive oil. Add the onions and cook until the onions start to soften, about 5 minutes (do not cook the onions at too high heat or they will burn). Add the porter and cook until the beer has evaporated and the onions are a dark golden color, about 15 minutes.
  • In a small food processor add the goat cheese, cornstarch and IPA, blend until smooth.
  • In a cast iron skillet melt the butter, add the potatoes, sprinkle with salt and pepper, cook until the potatoes have browned.
  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Roll the pastry crust out to a 10 inch circle, transfer to a baking sheet that has been covered with a Silpat or parchment paper.
  • Spread the beer goat cheese evenly across the tart, avoiding the outer 1 inch edge.
  • Top the cheese with caramelized onions then with the potatoes.
  • Fold the outer edge up over the filling of the tart.
  • Bake at 350 until the crust has turned golden brown, about 20 minutes.
  • Top with arugula before serving.

Potato, Porter Caramelized Onions & Beer Goat Cheese Tart

Related Posts

Similar Articles


Sophia@ NY Foodgasm October 25, 2013 um 6:49 am

I could not agree more!!! I am in love with the crafty beer community, especially locally. There is always a mutual admiration and willingness to help each other and even help a food blogger like me. While I don’t only cook with beer, it is very often featured in recipes, my blog and writing! This looks AMAZING! Absolutely love the idea of using beer in this tart! Would love to eat dinner at your place any night, LOL!


Bree (Skinny Mommy) October 25, 2013 um 7:18 am

Love your explanation-Yay to craft beer and you!


Danielle October 25, 2013 um 7:53 am

This sounds absolutely delicious! It combines so many of my favorite things into one delightful pie. Can’t wait to make it.


Ashley – Baker by Nature October 25, 2013 um 11:00 am

This tart is beyond gorgeous, Jackie! It might just have to be my addition to our friendsgiving dinner!


sara October 25, 2013 um 1:24 pm

The philosopher Justin Timberlake once asked "where is the love?" Clearly he was unaware of the craft beer community 🙂

So great to meet you and thanks for the autograph!

Enjoyed beer brined salt roasted chicken- can’t wait to try another recipe 🙂


Jackie October 25, 2013 um 1:36 pm

So fun hanging out with you! You’re lovely 🙂


addie | culicurious October 27, 2013 um 9:38 am

A fantastic looking tart and just one more reason to love the craft beer industry! You represent so very well what is possible with beer, Jackie! 🙂


Jen @ Savory Simple October 27, 2013 um 8:24 pm

I love your description of beer people!


Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste October 30, 2013 um 7:47 am

This recipe includes so many of my favorite flavors in a single dish! Love it!


Rebecca September 20, 2014 um 2:13 am

I Love the Combinations, one of my all-time favorite! Gorgeous photos, as always!


Write a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.