Welsh Rabbit (Rarebit)

Welsh rabbit prepared in this way makes a good breakfast dish (some crisp bacon laid across the cheese wouldn't be...
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Matt Messina

Welsh rabbit prepared in this way makes a good breakfast dish (some crisp bacon laid across the cheese wouldn't be amiss), or a good light lunch accompanied by a simple green salad.

4
Servings
245
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • slices good white bread, about one-inch thick, crusts trimmed
  • 1/2  Cup  good English ale
  • 1  Ounce  butter
  • 12  Ounces  English farmhouse cheddar or Cheshire cheese, shredded
  • 1  Teaspoon  dry mustard, such as Colman's
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  cayenne
  • 1  Teaspoon  Worcestershire sauce or anchovy paste
  • finely ground black pepper, to taste

Directions

Preheat the broiler or grill, then put the bread on a baking sheet and toast it on one side only until it's just beginning to brown. Set it aside, leaving the broiler or grill on.

Heat the ale in a sauce pan over medium heat. Melt the butter into it, then turn the heat to low and stir in the cheese. Continue stirring until the cheese is completely melted, then stir in the mustard and cayenne and the Worcestershire sauce or anchovy paste. Season the cheese mixture with plenty of black pepper.

Turn the toasted bread untoasted side up, then spread the cheese mixture on the bread slices, dividing it evenly between them. Return the toast to the broiler or grill and cook until the top of the cheese mixture is nicely browned but not burnt.

 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
10g
14%
Sugar
10g
11%
Saturated Fat
6g
25%
Cholesterol
32mg
11%
Carbohydrate, by difference
26g
20%
Protein
14g
30%
Vitamin A, RAE
169µg
24%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
498mg
50%
Choline, total
41mg
10%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
20µg
5%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
30mg
9%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
809mg
100%
Selenium, Se
19µg
35%
Sodium, Na
1058mg
71%
Water
64g
2%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Rabbit Shopping Tip

Ingredients like olive oil, shallots, mustard, cream, stock, and butter will help bring French flavors to your cooking.

Rabbit Cooking Tip

French cuisine is renowned for slow-cooked sauces, however a quick pan sauce will do just as well; after sautéing a piece of meat or fish, remove it from the pan, deglaze with brandy or wine, finish with a touch of butter or cream and voilà!