Recipe - Vegetarian RuebensIf you bought rye bread to make my vegetarian patty melts, you may be wondering what else to do with it (except toast, which is yummy), so here is a vegetarian version of a Rueben sandwich. (Recipe is mainly for those who don't know what a Rueben is.)
2 slices rye bread
Soft butter substitute, safe for cooking, used to grill sandwich
Sauerkraut*, about 1/2 cup (or to taste)
Thousand Island salad dressing
Swiss cheese, or Swiss-style soy cheese, 1 slice
Butter outsides of bread. Spread one slice with dressing. Place cheese and sauerkraut on top. Grill on griddle. Flip carefully - sauerkraut will try to escape.
If you thought a Rueben required fatty, unhealthy meat to be tasty, try it this way and be pleasantly surprised! We've also ordered Ruebens without meat at restaurants (diners, usually) that didn't have any vegetarian items on the menu.
Delicious with sweet potato oven fries, to get that diner experience, but healthier.
* I use Claussen brand sauerkraut, which is crispy and refrigerated - heat for 30 seconds in microwave before putting on sandwich.