Welsh Rarebit

Welsh Rarebit, or Welsh Rabbit, is a traditional British dish that consists of melted cheese over toasted bread. As one reviewer says, "Add a slice of smoked (Salted) herring, Tobasco sauce, toast the muffins or Italian bread and try stop eating it!"

Yield: 6 servings
Recipe from Southern Living

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Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup light or dark beer
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Worchestershire sauce
  • 6 English muffins, buttered and toasted
  • Tomato slices (optional)

Preparation

  1. Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat; add flour, whisking until smooth. Cook, whisking constantly, 2 to 3 minutes. Whisk in beer; cook, whisking constantly, 3 minutes.
  2. Stir in cheese and next 5 ingredients. Cook 3 to 4 minutes or just until cheese melts. Spoon over English muffins.
  3. Broil 5 1/2 inches from heat 30 seconds or until browned. Serve with tomato slices, if desired.
  4. Note: For testing purposes only, we used Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.
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