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Buck Rarebit or Golden Buck is a hearty variation of Welsh Rarebit. Where Welsh rarebit is cheese toast, Buck Rarebit adds an egg on it. It cooks up easily and quickly. If you can stir a pot and fry an egg, you can make Buck Rarebit.
For the egg, fry over easy so that the yolk is preserved. The mixture of the yolk with the cheese sauce adds an incredible richness. Alternatively you can use a poached egg. I kind of suck poaching eggs so I use a poaching device.
Like most traditional recipes, there is more than one way to get to the end result. The original rarebit recipes from two hundred years ago served fried cheese on top of toast that was soaked in wine, basically a cheese toast on steroids.
Today, rarebit is usually served as a cheese sauce over toast. The sauce begins with a roux. Beer is often used to add that special ‘bite’ to the sauce but you can make rarebit without it. Either use apple cider or make the cheese sauce by adding cheese and mustard to a béchamel sauce.
You can get really creative and pour this cheesy sauce over almost anything. I especially love it over fries for a Rarebit Poutine situation. What are your ideas for using rarebit cheese sauce?
For the history of Welsh Rarebit as well as tips, the origin of the name and step-by-step pictures of how to make the sauce, read my article on Welsh Rarebit and get answers to all of your hot burning questions.
CRAVING MORE EGG RECIPES? Try easy creamy French Scrambled Eggs served on toasted baguette slices.
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