Tuesday, February 3, 2009

One More Sandwich--The Ruben (Robyn Style)

A sandwich for those with strong tastes and strong noses!
Growing up I did not like this sandwich at all. I remember when my mom would pull out the sauerkraut and I would plug my nose and run! I still haven't convinced my husband or the kids that sauerkraut is yummy, but I guess that just leaves more for me. We make these whenever Dave is out of town on a business trip so he doesn't have to smell the cabbage.
You will need:
Bread (some like rye) I go for a good wheat or white
butter
pastrami
thousand island dressing
pickles
sauerkraut
Swiss cheese
Prep bread with butter on one side. Put bread butter side down on griddle or frying pan--on medium heat. Layer pastrami, cheese, and sauerkraut on top of bread-in that order so the cheese binds the meat and kraut together. Place second piece of bread on top butter side up. Cook until cheese melts and bread browns then flip and brown the other side. Remove from pan--slather on thousand island dressing and layer on a good amount of pickles. Eat while hot! mmmm...............
For kids and husbands you can leave off the sauerkraut.

2 comments:

Katie L. said...

I LOVE Rubens! I needed to make it again. Mat loves it but like you, my kids aren't fans.

bec said...

Yum! Those look great... and I'm all about strong flavors. Mm.