Welsh Rarebit for Grandpa Woods

Marsha Gardner


My mom's dad would come to the house for dinner when my grandmother had bridge club at their house. She would often make Welsh Rarebit for him. We loved when he came because we thought things like Welsh Rarebit were so exotic.


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8 slice
crusty bread, buttered and browned under the broiler
2 Tbsp
butter, unsalted
2 Tbsp
all purpose flour
1/3 c
whole milk
1/2 c
1 heaping tsp
dry mustard, i prefer coleman's
1/2 tsp
paprika, sweet mild
1/4 tsp
cayenne pepper
worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 c
extra sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1 large
egg yolk
fresh chives for garnish

How to Make Welsh Rarebit for Grandpa Woods


  • 1Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat.
    Sprinkle in flour and whisk together until combined. Cook over low heat for 2 minutes.
  • 2Pour in milk and beer, whisking constantly, and cook for an additional minute. Add mustard, paprika, and cayenne and whisk.

    Add cheese and whisk slowly, cooking for a couple of minutes or until smooth, melted, and very hot.
  • 3Remove from heat and whisk in egg yolk,
    Serve immediately (while hot) over toast. Sprinkle with chopped chives before serving.

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About Welsh Rarebit for Grandpa Woods

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian

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