turkey welsh rarebit

Turkey Rarebit

turkey welsh rarebitUse your Thanksgiving leftovers to make this traditional Welsh recipe, complete with all the classic elements: crusty bread, ale and cheese sauce.

Turkey Rarebit
Use your Thanksgiving leftovers to make this traditional Welsh recipe, complete with all the classic elements: crusty bread, ale and cheese sauce.
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Ingredients
  1. 4 Tbs. unsalted butter for sauce and some for toasting the bread
  2. 8 slices sourdough or French bread about 1-inch thick
  3. 2 Tbs. Dijon mustard
  4. 16 thin slices roast turkey breast
  5. 3 medium scallions, thinly sliced
  6. 2 Tbs. all-purpose flour
  7. 3/4 cup milk
  8. 1/2 cup brown or dark amber ale, such as Newcastle
  9. 6 oz. aged English Cheddar (White Cheddar) Cheese, finely grated (about 1-1/2 cups)
  10. 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  11. Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Position a baking rack 4 to 5 inches from the broiler and heat the broiler on high.
  2. Lightly butter both sides of each slice of bread. Broil for 2 minutes on each side. Smear one side of each slice of bread with the mustard. Set the bread slices mustard side up on the baking sheet and top with the turkey.
  3. Melt 2 Tablespoons of butter in a 2-quart saucepan over medium heat and add the scallions. Cook for 1 minute, stirring often. Whisk in the flour and cook for 1 minute more, stirring often. Add the milk and beer; whisk until thick and bubbling, about 2 minutes. Add all but 1/4 cup of the cheese, the Worcestershire, and 1/2 tsp. pepper and whisk until bubbling, just a few seconds. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Spoon 1/4 cup of the cheese sauce over each sandwich. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese.
  5. Broil until bubbling and browned, 4 to 5 minutes. Cool for a couple of minutes before serving.
  6. Variation: Add cooked turkey bacon and sliced avocado on top of the turkey prior to adding the sauce.
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