Let's Dish: Welsh Rarebit

May 9, 2013 7:47:40 PM PDT
The host of the Live Well Network show Let's Dish, Chris Koetke, shares a classic recipe that can be used as both an appetizer, or an entrée?it's essentially a beer and cheese fondue known as Welsh Rarebit!

Difficulty: Easy
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Serves: 4

1 1/2 Tablespoons butter
2 Tablespoons flour
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 1/4 cups nut brown ale
8 oz. grated, well-aged cheddar cheese
2 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
Pinch sugar
Several pinched cayenne
4 large pieces of bread (rye or whole wheat are the best), toasted

1. In a medium saucepan, melt butter. Add flour and cook for several minutes until it turns a light tan color.

2. Add mustard and ale. Bring to a boil stirring constantly. Simmer for several minutes.

3. Then, lower heat and add remaining ingredients. Stir until the cheese is melted.

4. Pour over toast and serve immediately. (An alternate preparation is to pour over toasts and then put under the broiler for several minutes until lightly browned).