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Course: Appetizers
Keyword: Appetizers, British, Comfort Food, Vegetarian, Welsh Rarebit

Welsh Rarebit

ACTIVE TIME: 15 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 25 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
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  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup porter beer
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 6 ounces (1 1/2 cups) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 drops hot sauce
  • 4 slices toasted rye bread
ACTIVE TIME: 15 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 25 minutes
Yield: 4 servings

Procedure

  • In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt the butter and whisk in the flour. Cook, whisking constantly, for 2 to 3 minutes, being careful not to brown the flour. Whisk in mustard, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper until smooth. Add beer and whisk to combine. Pour in cream and whisk until well combined and smooth. Gradually add cheese, stirring constantly, until cheese melts and sauce is smooth, 4 to 5 minutes. Add hot sauce. Pour over toast and serve immediately.
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