Unraveling the Myth about Rarebit


Commonly seen on menus as Welsh Rarebit

Welsh Rarebit (Serves 4)

1 lb. American cheese

1 tsp Worchester Sauce

1 tsp Mustard

1 cup Beer

4 slices Toast

Dice cheese. Put all ingredients in a deep pan. Melt slowly over low heat. Please toast on dish and pour the rarebit over the toast. Serve very hot. May be served over tomato slices and is perfect for fondue

Long Island Rarebit

Follow the above recipe adding 4 slightly beaten eggs yolks to the cooked mixture.


Yorkshire Buck Rarebit

Follow basic rarebit recipe, but place a poached egg on each slice of toast and top with rarebit. Sprinkle crumbled bacon over the top.

I have heard very interesting thoughts about what “rarebit” is, including “Peter Cottontail” concerns. The truth is found in the recipe. It is basically a heavenly, cheesy blessing of the Gods.

Rarebit when poured over toast, tomatoes or blanched broccoli will delight you each and every time. It is different and surprising and loves to include unexpected ingredients such as; bacon, chives, sliced & diced kielbasa or knockwurst. Let your imagination soar. Ask yourself what you enjoy with cheese and rest assured it will work well in or with Rarebit.

One final delicious and refreshing thought is Welsh Rarebit over toast, served with red seedless grapes, fresh sliced French bread for dipping and a chilled, crisp, fruity glass of chardonnay. I have to ask myself if life could possibly get better, when suddenly thoughts of dessert arrive in my mind; Carrot cake, prepared with raisins, walnuts and cream cheese frosting. YES…LIFE IS GOOD!



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Ginger is the former owner of Ginger’s Coffee Connection and currently pursues her passion for food at Ginger’s Cafe & Gourmet Shoppe, Farmington. Besides breakfast and lunch Ginger’s specializes in High Tea, Baby & Bridal Showers, Birthday & Anniversary Celebrations and Weddings. Phone 248-987-6551 for reservations. www.gingerscafeoffarmington.com


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