Friday, April 3, 2009
The Diva Takes On Zingerman's Famous Reuben Sandwich!
Hey divas, as I blogged earlier this week, Kuzak's brother and the Chicago Foodie gifted us a Zingerman's Reuben Sandwich kit! Well, like I promised, I'm here to share with you the pleasure I had constructing the sandwich, following Zingerman's strict guidelines, and then noshing on it. All I can say is that Zingerman's does not disappoint!
After heating half of the loaf in my oven at 350 degrees for 20 minutes and also warming the lean corned beef in the oven, I constructed the sandwiches by cutting one inch thick slices of bread, brushing them with olive oil, layering them with Russian dressing and Swiss cheese. Then, I grilled the bread until the cheese melted, removed them from the pan, and piled on the corned beef and coleslaw. Finally, I sliced them down the middle at an angle, as instructed, and served them with the included potato salad and pickles. Whew!
In case you're wondering, it was well worth the effort once I sank my teeth into the sandwich. The bread alone - crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside - is mind-blowing. When combined with the classic reuben ingredients, it's a heavenly sandwich, among the very best I have ever had. I made another one for lunch today, and I still have leftovers for more. If you're looking for something special, give Zingerman's sandwich kits a try!
Diva Rating: 4 1/2 stars (out of 5 stars)
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