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Old 02-14-2011, 04:30 PM   #41
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My three favorite reuben concoctions would be great with either thousand island or russian dressing, with or without horseradish.

New Years Eve Reuben appetizer: Dice corned beef, rinsed chopped saurkraut, dressing, diced swiss cheese, baked in a casserole, served with rye bread or chips.

Grilled/baked reubens: Assemble with corned beef on dark rye buttered on the outside, dressing and kraut, topped in cheese and then with more dark rye buttered. Bake until crispy on both sides. (wrap in foil and freeze to warm up at another time if you like)

From the German Restaurant up the road: Open faced Red Reubens, dark rye on the bottom, corned beef, dressing and then sweet sour red cabbage, topped in swiss, broiled.

Light on the dressing in all three cases, with extra served on the side.
I make most of these with homemade saurkraut, it's milder than store bought, delicious.
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Old 12-29-2016, 04:33 PM   #42
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I've bumped this because I am making Reubens for tonight, but I thought the dressing was Russian, not Thousand Islands? Which is it? I have to make the dressing...I suppose that can wait until my Dad gets home and I can make the one he wants. I prefer Russian over 1000 Islands. Unless someone has another yummy suggestion? The sauerkraut is quick kraut with acv and carraway, salt, some whey.
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Old 12-29-2016, 04:43 PM   #43
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Russian, I think thousand island has relish added- Russian vs. Thousand Island dressing [moved from Home Cooking] - Chowhound
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Old 12-29-2016, 11:13 PM   #44
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I ended up doing mayo-horseradish-worchestshire sauce because that is how my Dad said the cooks at our restaurant made them...doubt it, but he liked his Reuben and so did my Mom.
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Old 12-30-2016, 12:48 AM   #45
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A true NYC Reuben has russian dressing on buttered grilled rye bread.

But there are as many variations as there are guys named Reuben, and all of them are good.

The sandwiches.

I can't speak for the guys with the name.
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