Welsh Rarebit with Tabasco Sauce

  • Yield: 20 servings


2cups beer
1/4pound (1 stick) butter (no substitute)
1teaspoon Tabasco sauce
1teaspoon dry mustard
5pounds aged Cheddar cheese, grated
12-- eggs, beaten
4tablespoons Worcestershire sauce


  1. Put beer, butter, Tabasco sauce and mustard in a saucepan and slowly heat to a simmer.  Gradually add cheese, stirring until it is completely melted.  Stir in eggs and cook for 2 to 3 minutes; add Worcestershire sauce.  Serve on toast or crackers.

Note:  For a smaller number of servings, use one-fourth or one-half of the recipe.

Variations:  At cocktail parties, serve from a chafing dish.  Seafood may be added.  For hot sandwiches, arrange sliced tomatoes on toast, pour over rarebit and top with cooked bacon strips.

Recipe reprinted with permission from the Garden Club of Lexington’s Bluegrass Winners (the Garden Club of Lexington, Kentucky, 1985).