Serious Eats: Recipes
Gail Simmons's Welsh Rarebit with Guinness and a Fried Egg
Adapted from Talking with My Mouth Full
Why I Picked This Recipe: I'm not much of an eggs and toast guy, but if you add some kind of cheese sauce, I'm usually in. Honestly, I hadn't though much of this recipe until I came across it in Simmons's book. I couldn't wait to try it again. Oh, and the Guinness just sealed the deal.
What Worked: The sauce is rich and complex, and it only gets better after hanging out under the broiler.
What Didn't: I tried this once with rye bread instead of the pumpernickel the recipe calls for, and that was a mistake. Stick with the pumpernickel.