On Line Cookbook

Spicy Toasted Irish Cheddar

Recipe Information
Ray Welsh

Serves/Makes:4, as an appetizer

  • 1 medium French baguette
  • 1/2 lb (.2 kg). mature Irish cheddar
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml). Colmans English mustard (any hot mustard will do)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • cayenne pepper
  • 1 egg
  • salt
  • pepper
  • Mix the cheddar, English mustard, egg, salt and pepper (to taste).
  • Slice baguette in two (length ways) and lightly toast the bread; allow to cool.
  • Rub the garlic liberally over the toasted bread.
  • Spread the cheese mix liberally over the bread.
  • Sprinkle Cayenne pepper to taste over the cheese mixture.
  • Place under a hot grill and cook until the cheese is melted and starting to brown.
Excellent as an appetizer or for a quick lunch when served with a mixed salad.