Monday, April 07, 2014

Fake Reuben

For those people out there who don't like sauerkraut...or corned beef...or Thousand Island dressing, here's a sandwich invention of mine that has none of those elements, yet still manages to taste like a Reuben.

For each sandwich:

4-6 slices Genoa salami
2 slices Swiss cheese
2 gherkin-sized kosher dill pickles, cut lengthwise into slices, or 6 kosher dill chips
honey mustard
2 pieces bread, rye or other favorite
tender lettuce, optional

Schmear both slices of bread with honey mustard. Top one slice with cheese, salami, and pickles. Cover with other slice. Cut in half on the diagonal.

Somehow the sweetness of the mustard and sourness of the pickle manage to convey the same spirit as the Thousand Island and sauerkraut. Salami and corned beef have a spicy aspect. And Swiss cheese is common to both. You could probably grill this sandwich, too, but it's delicious cold.

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