My husband says, "If you don't know what a Reuben Sanwich is, that picture looks terrible." LOL! I guess he is right. Sauerkraut doesn't look very appealing. If you don't like sauerkraut you can stop reading right now - this post isn't for you. If you are truly devoted lovers of the awesomeness that is sauerkraut - keep reading! You don't have to love it as much as me - I eat it straight out of the jar without any added condiments - but you have to at least appreciate it.
I LOVE REUBENS!!!! They are probably my favorite sandwich. No. They are my favorite sandwich. Nothing beats a good reuben. Have you ever been to the sandwich store Schlotzky's? They have AMAZING reubens. Kneaders also makes a mean reuben as well.
Anyway, these were fantastic. You might think it is silly to post a recipe about what is, essentially, a glorified grilled cheese sandwich, but the directions in this recipe make all the difference in the world. By draining and heating up the sauerkraut and meat before you use it you help get rid of excessive water/vinegar that will make your sandwich soggy. These were delicious and will most likely become a staple in our home!
The picture and recipe are courtesy of Allrecipes.com and can be found at this site here: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Grilled-Turkey-Reuben-Sandwiches/Detail.aspx
GRILLED TURKEY REUBEN SANDWICHES
· 1 cup sauerkraut, drained
· 10 ounces sliced deli turkey meat
· 2 tablespoons butter
· 4 slices marble rye bread
· 4 slices Swiss cheese
· 4 tablespoons thousand island salad dressing, or to taste
1. Warm the sauerkraut and turkey, separately, in a microwave-safe bowls for 30-seconds; set aside. Spread butter generously on one side of each slice of rye bread, then spread the thousand island dressing on the other side. Divide the sauerkraut, turkey, and Swiss cheese on two slice of bread with the butter-side down. Stack the remaining two slices of bread with the butter-side up on top.
2. Heat a large skillet over medium-low heat. Arrange the sandwiches on the skillet and grill until lightly browned and the cheese is melted, about 3 minutes on each side.