Monday, February 8, 2010

Reuben "Sandwich"

We love us a good Reuben in this house, and so when I saw thing I couldn't pass up trying it. We were definitely NOT disappointed.Reuben "Sandwich"

From: Real Mom Kitchen

1 loaf frozen bread dough, thawed or use the recipe below (I made the homemade version)
1/4 cup thousand island dressing
1/2 lb. corned beef or pastrami (In my world a Reuben is always corned beef)
8 slices of swiss cheese
1/2 cup sauerkraut, well drained (the recipe says optional, but not in my book)
caraway seeds (I wish that I would have used more of these. They were crucial as this wasn't the typical rye bread that you would see with a Reuben.)
extra thousand island dressing for dipping.

Roll your bread dough out to a 9x13" rectangle. Transfer to a baking pan sprayed with cooking spray. Using kitchen shears or a pizza cutter, make 1" wide strips about 3" long down the long side of the dough. Repeat with the other long side. Down the center portion of the dough, spread the thousand island dressing and top with cheese, meat and sauerkraut. Start with one end and pull the two strips together, twist together in the center and tuck ends under. It will make a little knot shape. Also roll the end of the dough up to seal the ends. Continue with the strips until you get to the other end. Sprinkle on the caraway seeds. Bake at 35o degrees, or whatever the package directions on your bread says, for 30-35 minutes until nice and golden brown. Allow to cool for a few minutes before slicing. Cut into slices and serve with extra thousand island dressing if desired.

Bread Dough Recipe

1 1/8 cups plus 2 tsp. warm water
1/3 cup oil
2 Tbs. yeast
1/4 cup sugar or honey
1/2 tsp. salt
1 egg
3 1/2 cups flour.

Mix 1st 4 ingredients and let rest for 15 minutes. Add salt and eggs. Gradually add the flour. Your dough is ready to use for the Reuben now. Make sure to use a lot of flour when you roll out the dough as it is quite sticky.


Alissa said...

you had me until the caraway seeds at which point, i vomited.

Rebekah said...

I'm definitely going to try this. I love Reubens.