Rarebit crumpets

Rarebit crumpets

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(3 ratings)

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 15 mins


Tops 8 crumpets generously
This spin on cheese on toast is the ultimate comfort snack - melted cheddar flavoured with beer on traditional crumpets

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal494
  • fat29g
  • saturates17g
  • carbs34g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre1g
  • protein23g
  • salt2.6g


  • 2 spring onions, green and white parts separated, both finely chopped
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

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    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 25g butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 100ml beer
  • 1 large egg, beaten



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

  • 50g fresh breadcrumb
  • 250g extra-mature cheddar or vegetarian alternative, grated



    Once cheddar was 'Cheddar', a large, hard-pressed barrel of cheese made by a particular…

  • 8 crumpets


  1. In a small pan, soften the white parts of the spring onion in the butter, then stir in the flour for 1 min. Very gradually, stir in the beer to make a thick sauce (like when making a white sauce). Take off the heat and stir in green parts of the spring onion, the egg, breadcrumbs and cheddar. Season and chill until you’re ready to use.

  2. Lightly toast crumpets, and heat grill to high. Arrange crumpets on a baking sheet, pile rarebit mixture on top and grill for a few mins until piping hot and golden brown.

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22nd Jan, 2012
Ok. But a lot of effort for a snack/lunch dish. Unlikely to make again.
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