Friday, 29 June 2007

Recipe - Reuben Sandwich

I really shouldn't admit to this but for years I have been cooking this recipe using the wrong ingredient. I was watching the Pickled Pink episode of Alton Brown's Good Eats show yesterday which made me realise my major mistake.

I have been using English corned beef which is a very different thing compared to the US version. But I must say that I still liked the sandwiches a lot. Now I must try and locate some 'proper' corned beef. If anyone reading this knows where to get it in the UK, please let me know.

Reuben Sandwich

2 tablespoons butter
8 slices rye bread
8 slices deli sliced corned beef (the American type)
8 slices Swiss cheese
250 ml sauerkraut, drained
125 ml Thousand Island dressing

Preheat a large skillet or griddle on medium heat.

Lightly butter one side of bread slices. Spread non-buttered sides with Thousand Island dressing. On 4 bread slices, layer 1 slice Swiss cheese, 2 slices corned beef, 1/4 cup sauerkraut and second slice of Swiss cheese. Top with remaining bread slices, buttered sides out.

Grill sandwiches until both sides are golden brown, about 15 minutes per side. Serve hot.


1 comment:

  1. OI! Just cos American is different from English does not make the American version the 'proper' version!! They are just different!! Heathen. :-)


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