Friday, October 16, 2009

It's that Time of Year!

Hey guys! Would you believe it, it's National Kraut Sandwich Week!!! Yeah, the week we've all been waiting for. Just for fun, here's a recipe for one of my all-time-favorite sandwiches: THE REUBEN.

Although closely associated with New York City, some believe the Reuben may have been invented in Omaha. At any rate, a Reuben is a grilled or toasted sandwich on rye or pumpernickel with generous amounts of corned beef or pastrami, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and either Russian or Thousand Island dressing. There are regional variations, for example substituting turkey and cole slaw for pastrami and sauerkraut, but the basics consist of a meat, a slaw, a cheese and a dressing. Here's a couple of recipes from Recipezaar (love that site!):


Reuben Sandwich II Recipe #5229

Grilled Reuben Sandwich
by Marian Allen


4 slices corned beef
1 slice swiss cheese
2 slices dark rye or pumpernickel bread
4 tablespoons sauerkraut
1 1/2 tablespoons thousand island dressing
3 tablespoons butter

Put two slices corn beef and 1 swiss cheese on one piece of bread. Heap on sauerkraut, spread dressing over sauerkraut. Put on other 2 slices of corned beef, top with other piece of bread. Melt butter in skillet or on griddle over medium heat, grill sandwich on both sides. Serve warm.

Reuben Sandwiches Recipe
by debbie8760

SERVES 4, 4 sandwiches

1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon bell pepper, minced
1 tablespoon chili sauce
8 slices rye bread
4 slices swiss cheese
1/2 lb corned beef, sliced
1 cup sauerkraut, drained
butter or margarine

In small bowl, combine first 3 ingredients. Spread approx 1 Tbsp mixture on each bread slice. Halve cheese slices cross-wise. On each of 4 bread slices, place a cheese slice, 1/4 of corned beef, 1/4 of sauerkraut, another cheese slice and another bread slice, mixture side down. In 12" skillet over medium heat, in 2 Tbsp hot butter/margarine, brown sandwiches on one side. Turn and cook until bread is brown and cheese is melted, adding more butter/margarine if needed. Cut each sandwich in half.


Auf Wiedersehn!
Abby Rogers

1 comment:

  1. haha weird we had corn beef and rye bread tonight. dad decided to make a rueben w the leftovers tomorrow :P it was funny cuz i had just seen this.


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