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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Wednesday Dinner #8- Welsh Rabbit

This dinner is one of my favorite finds yet from "100 Great Vegetarian Recipes". It's a delicious alternative to a boring old grilled cheese sandwich, and quick enough to make as a lunch or a snack.

There isn't any rabbit in Welsh Rabbit. The name comes from the long standing tradition of British people making fun of the welsh. As does this sketch, pointing out the hilarious welsh accent:

Historically, the welsh were too poor to afford rabbit, so their meat of choice became cheese. This cheese sauce is so freaking delicious though, I bet those welshmen didn't even miss that gamey bunny meat.

Serves 2.

1 Tbsp Butter
2 Green Onions
1 pinch cayenne pepper
1 tsp flour
2 Tbsp Milk
1/3 cup (heaping) grated sharp cheddar cheese
2 thick bread slices
2 tsp Dijon mustard
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350. Melt the butter in a saucepan. Cook the chopped green onions over medium heat for 2 mins.

Add the flour and cayenne pepper. Cook, stirring for once minute more. Pour in the milk. Stir constantly to make sure the mixture doesn't get lumpy as it thickens. Reduce he heat to low and add the cheese. stir gently until the cheese is melted.

Add the mustard to the cheese mixture and stir till combined. Spread the sauce over your two slices of bread

Place bread on a broiling pan and cook for 2-5 minutes in preheated oven. This should make the bread toasty, and the cheese melty and golden. Om nom nom so good.

Speaking of Rabbits:

Check out this cute bunny finger puppet I made with the leftover yarn from my brother's hat. The face is a little hard to see, but I promise I gave him cute whiskers! I got the pattern here, it was pretty easy, and a nice time waster. They also have instructions for elephants, tigers, pigs and bears.

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