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Cook up cheese on toast the Kentish Rarebit way – wholegrain bread topped with caramelised apples and melted cheese browned under the grill – SUPER TASTY!
Easy supper recipe
There’s nothing more lovely in the summer than exploring the English countryside and booking a holiday with Kent and Sussex Cottages. Whilst on holiday it’s super nice to check out the local area and indulge in a few local foodie treats!
We just love this Kentish Rarebit recipe – so simple, easy and quick. Just perfect for an easy supper whilst on holiday. Ready to eat in just minutes and oh so perfect alongside a bottle of cider or glass of wine. To make this extra special try to use local apples and cheese or Kentish huffkin.
What is Kentish Rarebit?
Kentish Rarebit is a super tasty twist on the traditional Welsh Rarebit recipe – traditionally eaten by the apple pickers in the orchards of Kent at the turn of the last century.
So basically grab yourself an apple – peel and fry gently in butter until it starts to caramelise and soften – spoon onto bread thats been toasted on one side – then sprinkle over lots of grated cheese and season with salt and black pepper. Grill under a hot grill until the cheese is melted and bubbling.
This is the perfect easy supper recipe to enjoy on a cottage holiday, especially in Kent and Sussex… we think this would pair just amazingly with a bottle or two or regional cider. Low fuss, delicious easy food.
- 1 eating apple
- 1 knob butter
- 200 grams cheese
- 4 slices wholegrain bread or muffins
- 1 pinch seasalt and black pepper
Peel and finely slice the apple.
Add a generous knob of butter to a saucepan and gently saute the apple slices in butter over a medium heat until softening. Then remove pan from the heat.
Toast one side of the bread under a hot grill.
Add half the grated cheese to the buttery apple mixture and then spread onto the untoasted side of the bread. Scatter over the remaining cheese – season with sea salt and black pepper.
Put the cheese and apple loaded toast back under the grill until the cheese is all melted and bubbling.
Serve with a little pot of wholegrain mustard and maybe a bottle of regional cider alongside.
Make Kentish Rarebit your way
Kentish Rarebit is super delicious just as it is but… if you want to add a few extras then try…
- topping with crispy bacon
- adding strips of honey roast ham
- throw in some blue cheese for added tang
- try with pears instead of apples
More quick supper recipes to try whilst on holiday with Kent & Sussex Cottages
Kent & Sussex foods you must try!
- Gypsy Tart
- Whitstable Oysters
- Regional Ales
- There’s also many artisan food producers in Sussex to discover.
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