As good as the Welsh rarebit on (Grimbergen Dubbel) beer bread was, I knew that I could make it even better and I had a pretty good idea on how. The tasty cheese sauce kind of reminded me of a hollandaise sauce and a hollandaise sauce goes perfectly with a poached egg. As it turns out, Welsh rarebit topped with a poached egg has already been done and it even has a name, buck rarebit. I particularly enjoy serving asparagus with poached eggs and hollandaise sauce but since it is not in season I figured that some steamed spinach would go well and add a bit of green and some healthy goodness.
You really cannot go wrong smothering something in a tasty cheese sauce or a runny egg yolk and the combination of the two is amazing! I always like it when you first pierce that poached egg and the egg yolk gushes out all over everything and this time it melded with the running cheese sauce making it even better! The juicy spinach was just the ticket for cutting through the creaminess of the sauce and the egg yolk, cleansing your palate for the next bite. I have to say that this version of a Welsh rarebit makes for a perfect light meal.
Buck Rarebit (Welsh Rarebit with Spinach and a Poached Egg)
- 2 eggs
- 2 thick slices bread (toasted) – I used beer bread
- 1 (6 ounce) package spinach (steamed and drained)
- 1 batch Welsh rarebit cheese sauce
- cayenne to taste
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil and reduce the heat to medium.
- Crack an egg into a bowl, swirl the water in the pot and pour the egg from the bowl into the water and repeat for remaining egg.
- Let the eggs cook until the whites are set but the yolks are not, about 2-3 minutes and fish them out.
- Place the spinach on the toast, pour on the cheese sauce, top with the poached eggs and garnish with a touch of cayenne.
emily jane says
Well my summery poached egg with avocado is looking a little sub-par now! Definitely bookmarking this one 🙂
When I first saw the pic, I thought that all that sauce was the egg yolk!
Explora Cuisine says
Amazing colours, beautiful post 🙂
That looks delicious! Reminds me that my Dad used to make welsh rarebit for a snack sometimes when I was little. I'll have to try it.
This certainly DOES look better (somehow). Great recipe.
I love how close this is to an eggs benedict but way better. Cheese wins out over hollandaise. hands down.
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Cooking Creation says
This is beautiful!
I'm curious about the "tasty cheese sauce". Is the cheese sauce something you made or purchased?
This looks so good. I had rarebit while in London and though it's not the prettiest food it's certainly tasty!
Lloyd Taganahan says
*drool* It looks so appetizing! I'm gonna try and make this tomorrow for breakfast.
epicurious erin says
Looks amazing. Have honestly never tried making welsh rarebit, though I've always wanted to. This version looks like fun way to start!
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Rocky Mountain Woman says
I've gotta quit coming here right before lunch….
Kim @ Feed me, Seymour says
I try to stay away from poached eggs, since I usually wind up messing them up. But this looks too tasty not to try. I love a good runny egg and I love some gooey cheese. Mix those together and it sounds like heaven to me! Yum!
Nice and healthy recipe, i will defiantly try this, it seems to be a perfect dish, because it carries Egg and spinach both are quite nutritious.
Sprinzette @ Ginger and Almonds says
That looks seriously delicious, and highly tempting.
That looks amazing! I've been wanting to make rarebit for a while. Color me inspired.
Kevin, I've been following your blog for two years and haven't yet posted to tell you how inspired I am! I've tried too many of your recipes to count, and love them all.
This morning I craved your buck rarebit, but didn't have any spinach. I substituted sauteed mushroom, and mmmmm. I think I need to have another!
what is the origin in the 'buck' in 'buck rarebit' ??
Anonymous: I am not really sure about the origin of the dishes name. All I could find was references to it on the Welsh rarebit wikipedia page and the definition of buck rarebit in the dictionary: "Welsh rabbit with either an egg or a piece of toast on top"