Wednesday, August 15, 2007

British Comfort Food!

Comfort food for me is really any combination of starch and cheese...depending on the day it could be macaroni and cheese, cheddar cheese and marmite on an english muffin or risotto...obviously not the healthiest food choices around but they really hit the spot when you need it! Another variation on this theme is the classic Welsh Rarebit...basically melted cheese sauce on toast which you put under the broiler until is gets brown. Yum! I have memories from my childhood of eating this dish with my mom. Maybe that's why I like this dish so much :)

Welsh Rarebit
1 tbsp butter
4 oz cheddar cheese, grated
dash of prepared Colman's mustard (or just use dijon)
1 Tbsp guiness or whatever beer you have on hand
Freshly ground pepper
1 egg, separated
2 pieces of hearty toast
In a saucepan, melt the butter. Add the cheese, mustard, beer and pepper. Stir. Take off the heat once the mixture is smooth. Stir in the egg yolk. Stiffly beat the egg white and fold into the cheese mixture with a metal spoon. Pour over the toast and put under the broiler until brown. Serve with a green salad.
Serves 1 hungry person or 2 not so hungry people :)

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