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Recipe

Turkey Rarebit

Scott Phillips

Servings: 4

For an easy post-Thanksgiving meal, try these open-face sandwiches. Smothered in a cheese and beer sauce and broiled until bubbling and golden, they’re a great way to use up your leftover turkey.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbs. unsalted butter; more for the baking sheet
  • 8 slices sourdough bread, lightly toasted
  • 2 Tbs. Dijon mustard
  • 16 thin slices skinless roast turkey breast (or roast chicken breast)
  • 3 medium scallions, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbs. all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup brown or dark amber ale, such as Newcastle
  • 6 oz. aged English Cheddar, finely grated (about 1-1/2 cups)
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Nutritional Information

      Calories (kcal) : 780
      Fat Calories (kcal): 220
      Fat (g): 24
      Saturated Fat (g): 14
      Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 2
      Monounsaturated Fat (g): 6
      Cholesterol (mg): 135
      Sodium (mg): 1460
      Carbohydrates (g): 82
      Fiber (g): 4
      Protein (g): 54

Preparation

  • Position a rack 4 to 5 inches from the broiler and heat the broiler on high.
  • Lightly butter a large, rimmed baking sheet. 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.
  • Melt the 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.
  • Spoon 1/4 cup of the cheese sauce over each sandwich. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese.
  • Broil until bubbling and browned, 4 to 5 minutes. Cool for a couple of minutes before serving.

Rarebit (also called Welsh rarebit) is a popular British dish that typically consists of a mixture of melted Cheddar, beer, seasonings like Worcestershire sauce and mustard, and sometimes milk, served over toast.

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  • catvana | 12/07/2011

    This tasted rich and was quick and easy to make. The smell as it came out of the broiler was so enticing.

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