We can never seem to finish a loaf of bread but there are some days whereby we just crave for breads. This dish is a result of not being able to finish the load of oatmeal bread that I bought last week.
This reuben sandwich is super easy to make. It is inspired by a sandwich called Pretty Woman at Stage Deli in Somerset Mall in Michigan. We always get this sandwich when we go to the mall. I did not make any homemade Thousand Island dressing for this sandwich this time because I didn’t have any mayo, but it was just as good with some Grey Poupon mustard. I’ll include the recipe for homemade Thousand Island dressing anyway. We made paprika potato wedges as a side for this.
- 4 slices of bread (preferably rye), buttered
- 1/2 cup sauerkraut
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 avocado, sliced
- 1/2 tomato, sliced
- 4 slices Swiss cheese (optional)
- Thousand Island dressing (see recipe below for homemade version)/Russian dressing
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Spread butter and mustard (and Thousand Island dressing, if desired) on one side of the bread.
- Drain sauerkraut. Saute garlic and and sauerkraut with some olive oil in a pan until sauerkraut is dry. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Divide sauerkraut on 2 slices of bread. Place avocado and tomato slices, and 2 slices of Swiss cheese on top of the sauerkraut.
- Set the open face sandwiches and the 2 slices of buttered bread on a pan and broil in the oven for 30 seconds, or until lightly browned.
- Top the open face sandwiches with the toasted bread and serve while hot.
Thousand Island Dressing (source)
- 1 cup mayonaise
- 1 cup ketchup
- 1/4 cup sweet pickle relish
- 2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon
- 1/4 cup, do not add if you like it thick (optional)
- Mix all ingredients until creamy and refrigerate until chilled.