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Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Rarebit topped Gammon with green beans : Low Carb

Rarebit topped gammon

What is Rarebit? Well it is a dish of melted and seasoned cheese, which can be served on toast, or other ingredients. Take this recipe idea using gammon ...

Serves Four
4 pieces of un-smoked Gammon Steak (you can use two larger steaks cut in half).
100g English Medium Cheddar Cheese, grated
1 small onion, finely diced
1 Egg, beaten
1 tsp English Mustard

1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp lager (optional)


1. Snip the fat of the gammon several times and if two larger steaks used, cut each in half.  Place on a grill rack under a preheated grill for 3-4 minutes each side.

2. Meanwhile, mix the cheese, onion, egg, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and lager (if using).

3. Spoon the rarebit mixture on top of the gammon and grill for a further 5 minutes until golden. Serve simply with green beans, some readers may also wish to serve a few new potatoes too ... the choice is yours dear reader.

Served simply - only 3.4g carbs per serving.

Recipe idea from here

I hope you enjoy this quick and easy recipe idea - happy eating.

All the best Jan


Jo said...

What a great idea. I've never had gammon with cheese before, I shall have to remember that.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, this meal looks delicious. Gammon is new to me, I would be willing to try any new dish at least once. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

Lowcarb team member said...

Many thanks for your comment Jo.
Gammon with cheese topping is great, so to is gammon with a broccoli/cheese topping have a look at this.

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Eileen, thanks for your comment.
Yes, it is good to try out new ideas and tastes. Hope you do get to enjoy this gammon recipe idea ...

ALl the best Jan

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

I've never heard of Rarebit or Gammon but this recipe sounds so good!

Dewena said...

It's only through Miss Read's books that I knew what gammon is!

We love ham and I haven't made rarebit in decades. Sounds like a good cold weather dish!

Anonymous said...

That's tonights meal sorted, gammon in fridge already, looking forward to making this. Thanks Jan!

chris c said...

Allow me to recommend Irish Cheddar as the cheese of choice for grilling.

Debbie said...

this sounds good, i like mustard with eggs!!!!

Lowcarb team member said...

Many thanks for your comment Martha.

I think Gammon may be called ham in the US & Canada?

"Gammon is hind leg of pork after curing by dry-salting or brining. It may or may not be smoked. Like bacon, it needs to be cooked before it can be eaten.It may be sold on-the-bone or boned and rolled.

It may be served as a roasted joint, or as steaks or rashers. It differs from ham in that ham is cured after being cut from the carcass, and the curing process for ham may be different.

Gammon hock (or knuckle) is the foot end of the joint, and contains more connective tissue and sinew.

Joints of cooked gammon are often served at Christmas.

The words gammon, ham and bacon are sometimes used interchangeably. And in the US in particular, the word 'ham' may refer to raw, uncured hind leg of pork.

The word 'gammon' is related to the French word jambon, meaning ham, which in turn is derived from Late Latin gamba, meaning leg.

Read more here

I do hope you may get to try out this recipe idea ...

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Dewena many thanks for your comment.
I haven't read any of the 'Miss Read' books, but I still may! They are very popular especially the Fairacre novels. If readers wish to find out more do please use this link:

... and yes this dish can certainly be enjoyed in Autumn / Winter ... I just love the cheesy topping!

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Many thanks for your comment Karen
I hope you did enjoy this tasty dish!

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Chris many thanks for your comment.
I'm sure Irish Cheddar will be a tasty ingredient for the cheesy topping ... thank you for the recommendation.

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Many thanks for your comment Debbie.
Mustard can just add that little 'zing' to a meal can't it ...

All the best Jan

Lisa said...

Now I've done this topping on pork chops but never thought of doing it on gammon, will have to give it a whirl, thanks for the inspiration.
Lisa x

Lowcarb team member said...

Lisa many thanks for your comment.
This topping works well on many meats such as pork chops and gammon. I do like to serve it simply with green beans - but obviously use vegetables of your choice. One of our family just loves peas ...

All the best Jan