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Aibu to think that Welsh rarebit is completely superior to croque Monsieur?

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DonnaLyman Fri 07-Aug-15 11:06:49

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MaxPepsi Fri 07-Aug-15 11:10:13

Erm, what exactly is a croque monsieur?

Is that cheese and ham between 2 slices of fried bread? Have I got that right or am I confusing it with something else?

And for clarity - The Welsh rarebits I've always had - were cheese on toast with Worcestershire sauce applied liberally.

Is that correct also?

thornrose Fri 07-Aug-15 11:11:04

They're both good if done correctly.

DonnaLyman Fri 07-Aug-15 11:12:13

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IHaveBrilloHair Fri 07-Aug-15 11:13:38

I've never had a proper version of either

OldBloodCallsToOldBlood Fri 07-Aug-15 11:15:30

Croque is superior if done correctly. I'm all about the meat.

Wishful80smontage Fri 07-Aug-15 11:18:21

Welsh rarebit when you mix the milk into the cheese before cooking lots of pepper is beautiful smile

MrsLeighHalfpenny Fri 07-Aug-15 11:18:32

Welsh rarebit is a bit more than your basic cheese on toast:

The cheesy part is a melted mix of butter, cheese, beer or milk, mustard and salt and pepper

More similar to a croque than cheese on toast.

CrystalMcPistol Fri 07-Aug-15 11:20:58


Welsh rarebit is Asda to croque monsieur's Fortnum & Mason.

Have a word with yourself. Tsk.

MaxPepsi Fri 07-Aug-15 11:26:46

Ah, well, it's clear I've only ever had cheese and worcestershire sauce on toast then.

Which I must point out, has always been good enough for me!

Off to look up the correct methods now so I can rectify this glaring culinary omission smile

Jedi1 Fri 07-Aug-15 11:30:58

Proper croque, done well, preferably in a beach side snack bar is far far superior.

GloGirl Fri 07-Aug-15 11:35:27



FuzzyWizard Fri 07-Aug-15 11:40:24

I like both... I think a proper rarebit is my favourite of the two though.

MrsLeighHalfpenny Fri 07-Aug-15 11:44:35

Nothing wrong with cheese on toast though plenty wrong with worcestershire sauce - just pointing out that rarebit is a little more than that smile

ShakesBootyFlabWobbles Fri 07-Aug-15 11:47:06

Rarebit (with all ingredients not just cheese on toast with Worcester sauce) wins.


TheCowThatLaughs Fri 07-Aug-15 11:50:41

You're comparing apples and oranges op.

Littlepig8834 Fri 07-Aug-15 11:52:16

Rarebit all the way! Especially done properly, I think Valentine Warner has a good recipe for rarebit.

chaiselounger Fri 07-Aug-15 12:08:58

But what IS done the right way?

FuzzyWizard Fri 07-Aug-15 12:11:45

With beer and mustard and butter

GoodbyeToAllOfThat Fri 07-Aug-15 12:12:27

Crucially, the croque-monsieur includes ham whereas WRB does not. So, YABU.

MadMum2015 Fri 07-Aug-15 12:30:08


CakeNinja Fri 07-Aug-15 14:12:38

Rarebit for the win!
With beer, mustard, loads of cheese and other things (egg yolk?) I don't know, Dp makes it and it's perfect hangover food (when you conveniently forget you're low carbing!)
I hate croque Monsieur and Madame, bloody horrible.

DonnaLyman Fri 07-Aug-15 15:17:46

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Artandco Fri 07-Aug-15 15:23:33

Rarebit wins. The mixture is grilled nicely on one side so not all soggy and greasy like a croque monseuir.

goodnessgraciousgouda Fri 07-Aug-15 15:34:38

Croque Madame is the true winner.

The croque monsieurs I've had in the UK have been utterly shameful. Have a proper one in France.

YABU because rarebit is basically just a way of charging more for cheese on toast.

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