Sunday, March 08, 2009

Welsh Rarebit

My faithful reader, Callalilly, commented that she lives vicariously through my description of the food I prepare and recipes I post. Should I describe the Asparagus with Crab Hollandaise I made for Mardi Gras, or the Shrimp Creole? How about one of the most misunderstood dishes around... Welsh Rarebit.

Some think it is a rabbit dish and that the word rarebit is an old English or Welsh word for rabbit. And it may be; the Betty Crocker Cookbook claims that Welsh peasants were not allowed to eat any rabbits caught on the nobleman's estate, so they used melted cheese as a substitute. There are many theories about the origins of the name. At any rate, we are most familiar with it from the frozen food section, courtesy of Stoffer's. But have you ever had it?

It is easy to make, and quite fun. Great with a steak, or roast beef... whatever.

So, have some for fun. The otherwise obnoxious Elton Brown on Food Network has a good recipe:

Welsh Rarebit

So, hwylfawr! And of course Cymru am byth!


Anonymous said...

Mmmmm! I know what I'm making tomorrow!

Is there anything as wonderful as good cheese?


Anonymous said...

It was wonderful! I could have eaten it all by myself.

It's good to know I'm not the only one annoyed by Alton Brown. His information and recipes are good, but the silliness completely turns me off.

Don said...

Mine was too, I felt like a street hoodie though since I went up to the local convenience store and bought one can of beer. of course they put it in the obligatory paper sack.

Alton Brown (I thought his name was Elton) is why I refuse to watch Iron Chef America, he is as annoying as hell.

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of a trip to the spice store. They have great deals on large quantities, so several friends and I went in together. I divvied everything up and put it in plastic bags, tossed it in the back seat and took it to my friend's house. One of the spices was oregano. My friend could not believe my naivete. I was just lucky I didn't get stopped!!