(also Welsh rarebit)
A dish of melted and seasoned cheese on toast, sometimes with other ingredients.
- Make sure you try the smoked haddock rarebit with creamed leeks and smoked bacon.
- Here, they are matched with a smoked haddock rarebit for an ultra-tasty dish.
- Meanwhile, to make the rarebit, very gently melt the cheese with the milk and stout in a heavy-based pan.
Late 18th century: alteration of rabbit in Welsh rabbit; the reason for the use of the term rabbit is unknown.
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