Welsh (French Welsh Rarebit)


Welsh (French Welsh Rarebit)
This is a French version (as served in brasseries in northern France) of the traditional Welsh rarebit. It contains boiled ham as well as the usual toasted bread and Cheddar cheese melted in beer.
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Last modified on: February 2nd 2014

For 2 people, you will need:

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
9 min.24 min.33 min.
Keeping: Should be eaten right away.
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Stage 1 - 5 min.
Welsh (French Welsh Rarebit) : Photo of step #1
Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).

Grate the cheese, preferably cheddar.

Stage 2 - 4 min.
Welsh (French Welsh Rarebit) : Photo of step #2
Fry 2 slices ham, cut in half, in 1 teaspoon olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Allow it to colour slightly on both sides.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
Welsh (French Welsh Rarebit) : Photo of step #3
Using the same pan, without cleaning it, pour in 300 ml beer and bring to the boil.

Stage 4 - 1 min.
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Turn down the heat and add the cheese.

Stage 5 - 5 min.
Welsh (French Welsh Rarebit) : Photo of step #5
Stir gently but constantly until the cheese melts and mixes with the beer. Pepper.

Stage 6 - 2 min.
Welsh (French Welsh Rarebit) : Photo of step #6
Take a small oven-proof dish and place 1/2 a slice of ham in the bottom, then a slice of toasted bread on top...

Stage 7 - 1 min.
Welsh (French Welsh Rarebit) : Photo of step #7
...then the other half of the ham.

Stage 8 - 10 min.
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Pour the melted cheese over and bake (or put under the grill) to brown the top lightly.

Serve piping hot.

Remarks

It is important to use Cheddar cheese, the orange variety keeps the right mood. Use whatever beer you prefer. I like to use a Belgian white beer.

You can also serve Welsh rabbit with a fried egg sat on top (sometimes known as a buck rabbit).

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,808 Kcal or 7,570 Kj97 gr122 gr103 gr
90 %37 %12 %16 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
225 Kcal or 942 Kj12 gr15 gr13 gr
11 %5 %1 %2 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
904 Kcal or 3,785 Kj49 gr61 gr52 gr
45 %19 %6 %8 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

Home made.

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