welsh rarebit with parma ham

Welsh Rarebit with Parma Ham

Welsh rabbit or Welsh rarebit is a traditional Welsh dish made with a savoury sauce of melted cheese and various other ingredients and served hot, after being poured over slices of toasted bread or served in a chafing dish like a fondue. The names of the dish originate from 18th-century Britain.

welsh rarebit with parma ham

Welsh rarebit with Parma ham

Posh cheese on toast with a Parma ham twist
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine British
Servings 4
Calories 178 kcal


  • 1 Crusty baton bread, sliced 1cm thick
  • 10 g Unsalted butter
  • 10 g Plain flour
  • 60 ml Milk
  • 100 g Cheddar cheese
  • ½ tbsp Wholegrain mustard
  • 1 Medium egg, beaten
  • 4 Parma ham slices
  • 1 tbsp Worcester sauce


  • Preheat the grill to medium-high. Grill the bread slices until lightly golden on both sides, the set aside.
  • Over a low heat, gently melt the butter in a saucepan, then add the flour and stir briskly for 1 minute. Remove the pan from the heat and gradually add the milk, stirring all the time, until smooth and creamy. Return to the heat, bring to the boil and stir for a further minute. Stir in the cheese, mustard and Worcester sauce. Remove from the heat and stir in the beaten egg.
  • Lay half a slice of Parma ham on each bread slice then top with a spoonful of the cheese mixture. Put on a baking tray; grill for 3-4 minutes. Season with freshly ground black pepper.


Based on a recipe by Sainsbury’s


Calories: 178kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 9gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 2g
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