Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Reuben Sandwich!

When we unwrap our favorite lunchtime meal, consider the delectable filling, and take that first longed for bite, we repeat a ritual that we have enjoyed since childhood. There is something instinctive about our desire for a sandwich. While working at our desk, rushing down a street or playing golf, it conforms to our busy lives, and comforts us on the go. It is also a meal that we can sit down after school or work, and savor, whether it is peanut butter with sugar and cinnamon on toast or a Roasted vegetable panini at Starbuck's.

Thinking that you may have some left over corned beef, I am offering a Reuben sandwich with homemade dressing. 

Reuben Sandwich

1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 T. chili sauce
1 T. finely chopped Italian parsley
1 tsp. finely chopped yellow onion
1/2 tsp. drained grated horseradish
1/4 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
Salt and pepper to taste

3 T. butter, softened
8 slices rye bread
8 slices Swiss cheese
2 cups drained sauerkraut
1 lb. thinly sliced corned beef

1.Put mayonnaise, chili sauce, parsley, onion, horseradish, worcestershire, salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste into a bowl and stir well to combine.
2. Butter rye bread, then flip over and spread each slice with about 1 tbsp. of the dressing. Top 4 of the bread slices with 2 slices swiss cheese, 1/2 cup sauerkraut, and 1/4 lb. corned beef each. Top each of those slices with 1 of remaining slices of bread, dressing side down.
3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and, working in batches if necessary, add sandwiches in a single layer. Cook, flipping once and occasionally pressing the sandwiches down with a  metal spatula, until golden brown and crisp on both sides, about 10 minutes total.

*Serves 4

Wee Bear whined enough, that I purchased a corned beef yesterday and tonight we are having the traditional, corned beef and cabbage with red potatoes (March 14, 2012 blog) in a slow cooker. He is all jazzed up to have one of his March favorites, and watch Washington vs. Oregon basketball on TV, tonight. 

Weather is warming back up today, 75 F today and 85 F, tomorrow. We are back to golf!!

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