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Irish Rarebit

June 1, 2016

Meaning “tasty morsel,” “rarebit” (or “rabbit”) is a popular light course throughout Ireland and the British Isles, where it is traditionally served at “high tea.” Numerous recipes exist, but most include cheese and mustard. Rarebit is delicious on toasted Irish soda bread, topped with chopped pickles.


2 cups shredded mild cheddar cheese

2 tablespoons lightly salted butter

1/4 cup whole milk

1 teaspoon cider vinegar

1 teaspoon dry mustard

4 slices whole wheat or soda bread

2 tablespoons chopped dill pickles

salt and pepper


  • 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.
  • 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 2-3 minutes, until golden and bubbling.
  • Sprinkle with the chopped pickles and serve immediately.

Serves 4    Please enjoy and God bless you!


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