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                   WELSH RAREBIT WITH HAM AND WATERCRESS
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cheese                           Ham
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
                         -----RAREBIT (SAUCE-----
    2                    Eggs, at room temperature
    6       oz           Bottled beer or ale
      3/4   lb           Cheddar cheese, coarse shred
    1 1/2   T            Butter or margarine
      3/4   t            Dry mustard
      3/4   t            Worcestershire sauce
      1/8   t            Tabasco sauce
                         -----BASE-----
    2       sl           Homebaked Bread, toasted
    4       sl           Black Forest Ham
                         -----VEGETABLE FILLING-----
    1 1/2   c            Watercress, fresh
      1/4   c            Green Pepper, julienne
                         -----GARNISH-----
                         Tomato slices, 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.
   3. 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.
   4. When the desired consistency is achieved, Beat mixture with rotary
   beater or electric mixer until very smooth. Leave in double-boiler to
   maintain temperature.
   5. Toast bread slices. Home-made bread, sliced slightly thicker than
   commercial bread, is preferrable. Variety home-made breads would vary
   texture and flavour.
   6. Drape 1 to 2 slices of Black Forest Ham (or alternative delicatessen
   meat slices) over toasted bread. Place on dinner plate and set in warming
   oven approx 10 min. prior to serving.
   7. 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.
   8. 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.
  
 
 
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