Welsh Rarebit Recipe

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Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories827 Kcal41%
Fat55 g79%
Saturated Fat29 g145%


  • 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


  1. Preheat the grill to its highest setting.

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.