Irish Rarebit

Irish Rarebit 011


I made this Irish version of the Welch dish…the ingredients and instructions for the recipe are below. Most of the ingredients can be found in any household.


2 cups of mild cheddar cheese

2 tbsp lightly salted butter

1/4 cup whole milk

1 tsp cider vinegar

1 tsp dry mustard

4 slices whole wheat or soda bread (I’m partial to whole wheat, not soda bread; soda bread and I do not get along)

2 tbsp chopped dill pickles

salt and pepper (as always, salt and pepper to taste)


1) Preheat the broiler until hot. Put the cheese, butter, and milk in a saucepan and heat gently, stirring, until creamy and smooth. Add the vinegar, mustard, and seasoning to the sauce.

2) Toast the bread on only one side. Place on a baking sheet, uncooked side facing upward. Pour the sauce over the bread. Place under the preheated broiler for about 2-3 minutes, until golden and bubbling.

3) Sprinkle with the chopped pickles and serve immediately.

I do have to say, as someone who has made this quick dish multiple times, it is absolutely delicious, and highly recommended if you are a college student and strapped for cash. I was never partial to soggy bread (so, you will probably never see me eating bread cooking, well, not often anyways) but I quite like this dish; it might have something to do with it being Irish. I’m a fan of both the Irish and the Brits.

Plus, many of these ingredients, like I said, should be found in most kitchens (salt, pepper, cheese, milk, butter, mustard). So this makes for a quick fix when you are strapped on cash and interested in a quick meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner. See it’s appeal?


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