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Welsh Rarebit with Ham and Watercress















Trans-fat Free, Low Carb


2 large eggs
at room temperature
6 ounces beer
or ale
¾ pound cheddar cheese
coarse shred
1 ½ tablespoons butter
or margarine
¾ teaspoon dry mustard
¾ teaspoon worcestershire sauce
teaspoon red hot pepper sauce
2 slices bread
homebaked, toasted
4 slices ham
black forest
Vegetable filling
1 ½ cups watercress
¼ cup green bell peppers
1 x tomatoes
sliced thin


  1. Beat eggs until well blended.

  2. Stir remaining sauce ingredients, together with the eggs, in a double boiler.

The type of beer used is a personal preference.

A variety beer such as an imported German, British, etc beer is recommended so as to make the recipe less ordinary.

A Pilsener or Lager may add more foam to the mixture and make the rarebit lighter in texture.

  1. Bring a double-boiler to the boil then reduce heat to medium to heat mixture.

Leave mixture uncovered and stir mixture thoroughly about once every minute.

  1. When the desired consistency is achieved, Beat mixture with rotary beater or electric mixer until very smooth.

Leave in double- boiler to maintain temperature.

  1. Toast bread slices. Home-made bread, sliced slightly thicker than commercial bread, is preferrable.

Variety home-made breads would vary texture and flavour.

  1. Drape 1 to 2 slices of Black Forest Ham (or alternative deli slices) over toasted bread.

Place on dinner plate and set in warming oven approx 10 min. prior to serving.

  1. Steam watercress with julienne green peppers until heated through.

These vegetables should be as close to uncooked as possible, although heated.

Microwave may be utilized (approx 2 min at high).

Wild watercress would enhance flavour.

  1. Mound a portion of watercress and green pepper in the middle of the ham slices on the serving plates.

Ladle a generous amount of the rarebit over the vegetables, ham and toast - allowing it to flow to cover the plate bottom.

Accent plate by dropping thinly sliced uncooked tomato on the top of each mound.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 129g (4.6 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 34666% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 39%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 148mg 49%
Sodium 708mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Sugars g
Protein 41g
Vitamin A 23% Vitamin C 16%
Calcium 45% Iron 7%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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