Welsh Rarebit

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by joan in CNY

This recipe can be served two ways-either as a rarebit over toast points or as a fondue with chunks of bread for dipping.

Top Review by Amy Jo in Chicago

An excellent recipe! I tripled it to make it for a party and served it with black pepper and salt potato chips. We added a bit of worcestershire sauce and a little more nutmeg since our cheese was very sharp. We used a Scottish ale and a lower fat Irish cheddar. It was quite lovely.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Fill the bottom of a double boiler with water and bring to just barely a simmer.
  2. In the top of the double boiler combine the mustard, paprika,cayenne,and nutmeg.
  3. Add the beer, a few drops at a time, stirring with a fork or wisk to make a smooth paste.
  4. Continue adding and stirring until ingredients are well blended.
  5. Add the butter.
  6. Place the pan over the simmering water and cook, stirring, until the butter has melted and the mixture is quite hot.
  7. Add the cheese and stir with a wooden spoon until the cheese melts.
  8. Add the eggs to the cheese mixture and cook, stirring, making sure not to let the mixture come to a boil.
  9. Cook, stirring, until the rarebit is thickened and smooth.
  10. Serve over toast slices or pour into fondue pot or chafing dish and serve with toasted chunks of bread.
  11. Sprinkle with parsley if desired.

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