Welsh Rarebit

Welsh Rarebit Recipe

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Nancy Lopez


When growing up my grandmother would make Welsh Rarebit for the grandkids. This is the closest I could come to her recipe as she never wrote her recipes down. She would serve fresh sliced tomatoes from her garden along with fried bacon.


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15 Min
10 Min
Stove Top


  • 2 Tbsp
    butter, unsalted
  • 2 Tbsp
    all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp
    dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/2 c
  • 3/4 c
    heavy cream
  • 6 oz
    cheddar cheese, shredded (1.5 cups)
  • 2 dash(es)
    hot sauce
  • 4 slice
    bread, toasted

How to Make Welsh Rarebit


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

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About Welsh Rarebit

Course/Dish: Gravies
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Irish

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