Friday, September 27, 2013

Family Favorites Friday: Rueben Panini

reuben sandwich

We took a family cruise several years ago in February.  When I felt some motion sickness, a reuben sandwich from the grill was the only thing that sounded good.  After we returned home, I started making these in my grill pan with the press.  You could use a panini press, too.

I apologize for the small photos of the photo steps.  Hopefully you can see enough.

For each sandwich, layer the following ingredients in the order given:

1 slice rye bread 
thousand island salad dressing, about 2 tsps
2 Tbsp sauerkraut
1 slice of swiss cheese
4 slices turkey pastrami (a traditional reuben is made with corned beef, but this works)
1 slice swiss cheese
2 Tbsp sauerkraut
1 tsp mustard
1 slice rye bread

Butter the outside of  the sandwich.  Place in pre-heated grill pan and top with press (or use panini press).  Cook each side 4 -5 minutes.  Eat hot.  

You can adjust the ratio of ingredients to suit your personal preference.

This is a favorite of some of my boys.

Sometimes I make rye bread in my bread machine; sometimes I buy rye bread.  

What kind of panini do you like to make?


9peasMom said...

DO you remember The Tiffin Shop on Sunset? They had a wonderful cream cheese and asparagus on rye that was amazing and I've been recreating it for years. We also love a good Reuben or anything with sauerkraut.

Karen said...

I do remember the Tiffin Shop, but never had the cream cheese and asparagus on rye. Are you willing to share your recipe? Sounds yummy.

9peasMom said...

Absolutely - I've been making it from memory for years, but I do have it written down somewhere. Once found, I'll post it with pics!

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