Reuben-ish sandwich

Serves 1

  • 2 big slices rye bread, 1cm in size

  • low fat mayonnaise

  • 3 heaped tablespoons sauerkraut

  • 1 fresh red chilli, deseeded and finely sliced

  • 3 slices pastrami

  • a few gherkins

  • 60 g Swiss cheese

  • 1 handful watercress leaves, to serve

Grill the slices of bread on a griddle pan until lightly toasted on both sides then spread one side of each with mayonnaise. Put some of the sauerkraut and some of the chilli on 2 of the slices, and top with a couple of slices of pastrami. Top with the remaining sauerkraut and chilli and the sliced gherkins, then grate the Swiss cheese over the top.



Preheat a hot grill. Place the slices with toppings under the grill until the cheese is melted and dribbling.



Stack the sandwich together, adding a few watercress leaves and finishing with the final slice of toast. Press down lightly and use wooden skewers to hold together. Tuck in!

Nutritional Information

Reuben-ish sandwich

With pastrami, sauerkraut and Swiss cheese

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My twist on a classic New York sandwich, so big you need sticks to hold it together!
Serves 1
10m
Super easy
Method

The origin of the Reuben sandwich is hotly disputed, but many New Yorkers say it began in Reuben's Deli on East 58th Street. A classic Reuben sandwich should have Thousand Island dressing, but this is my version. Try it with nice smoked ham if you can't find pastrami.

Grill the slices of bread on a griddle pan until lightly toasted on both sides then spread one side of each with mayonnaise. Put some of the sauerkraut and some of the chilli on 2 of the slices, and top with a couple of slices of pastrami. Top with the remaining sauerkraut and chilli and the sliced gherkins, then grate the Swiss cheese over the top.

Preheat a hot grill. Place the slices with toppings under the grill until the cheese is melted and dribbling.

Stack the sandwich together, adding a few watercress leaves and finishing with the final slice of toast. Press down lightly and use wooden skewers to hold together. Tuck in!

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Nutritional Information Amount per serving:
  • Calories 850 43%
  • Carbs 68.4g 26%
  • Sugar 6.8g 8%
  • Fat 40.8g 58%
  • Saturates 18.6g 93%
  • Protein 46.9g 104%
Of an adult's reference intake

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