Reuben Sandwich

Posted on January 11, 2012


A self-imposed healthy eating plan over the last few months has put many foods out of our reach.

Due to spending too much time watching Diners, Drive Ins and Dives we keep craving big dirty sandwiches like the ‘Reuben‘.

Today we could stand it no longer so I tweeted the loaf and asked if they had baked any rye bread this morning. There were 3 options available but this dark rye loaf was so beautiful I had to choose it.

A Reuben consists of:

  • Rye or Pumpernickel Bread
  • Sauerkraut
  • Russian Dressing (mine is mayonnaise, ketchup, horseradish and paprika)
  • Hot Pastrami
  • Melting Swiss Cheese
  • Optional Pickles

We sauced up both slices of bread, piled it all in, cheese on last, and put it under a very hot grill, topless.

It may not be worthy of a New York deli but it was a pretty damned good mid-week lunch.

One day we plan to cross the pond and try an authentic one.