Mrs. P. Doran
I am having a friend over for dinner and she is an alcoholic, I was going to make a pork roast with sauerkraut, brown sugar and beer. Will the alcohol cook out enough that it would be safe to serve it to her? or should I just make something different?
Thank you so much.
Peggy Hi, thanks for your question!
As someone in recovery, I choose not to cook any food with any kind of alcohol in it. I think everyone has their own set of rules for this, so my opinion would be to just ask your friend. I imagine that a lot of food I eat from restaurants is cooked with alcohol - I don't specifically ask them not to do so.
I've certainly never tasted food that still tastes of alcohol or anything like that. However I do try to steer clear of food that I know is cooked with alcohol.
Bottom line - I would say its better to be on the safe side about this. I would just ask your friend how she feels about this. If you feel like she is uncomfortable and just doesn't want to say so - make something else. Again I think it's definitely better to be cautious about something like this.
It's really great that you are looking out for the needs of your friend. I'm sure she really appreciates that
I hope this helps!