Welsh Rarebit Recipe

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serves: 2
Prep: 10 min
Cooking: 5 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 827 kCal 41%
Fat 55g 79%
  -  Saturates 29g 145%


  • 225g (8oz) strong, mature Cheddar, grated
  • 1tsp dried mustard powder
  • 2 free-range egg yolks
  • 1tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 0.5 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 4 thick slices sourdough bread
  • For the extra toppings
  • 2 tbsp caramelised onions, such as English Provender or Bay Tree
  • 4 slices smoked ham
  • 2 free-range eggs


  • Preheat the grill to its highest setting.

  • Place the cheese, mustard powder, egg yolks, Worcestershire sauce and cayenne pepper in a bowl and mix well.

  • Toast the bread on one side, then cover the untoasted side with either caramelised onions or a slice of smoked ham. Divide the rarebit mixture between the slices of toast, ensuring that all the edges are covered.

  • Place under the grill for 2 to 3 minutes or until the top is golden brown and bubbling. Fry the eggs while the rarebit is cooking and place on top. Serve with a simple green or tomato salad.

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