New York Style Brioche Reuben Pretzel Sandwich
Indulge in a classic New York-style Reuben Pretzel deliciousness. Perfect for a tasty lunch!
Get ready to indulge in a French twist on a classic New York-style Reuben Pastrami Pretzel Sandwich. St Pierre Brioche Pretzel Rolls add a unique touch to this beloved recipe.
What is a Reuben Sandwich?
The Reuben Sandwich is a classic deli sandwich that originated in the United States. It was first created in the early 1900s by Arnold Reuben, the owner of the now-closed Reuben’s Delicatessen in New York City. The sandwich consists of sliced deli beef, European cheese, sauerkraut, a spicy dressing sauce, all piled high on rye bread.
The Reuben Sandwich is a popular choice for lunch or dinner and is often served with a side of potato chips or fries. The combination of flavors and textures makes it a fan favorite.
What is Pastrami meat?
Pastrami is a smoked meat that is typically made from beef brisket. It is cured with a blend of spices, then coated with a layer of cracked black pepper before being smoked and steamed.
Ultimately, Pastrami can be replaced by corned beef. The main difference between the two is in how they are prepared. Corned beef is made from beef brisket that has been cured in a seasoned brine solution. The meat is then typically boiled or simmered until tender. The flavor of corned beef is generally milder and slightly salty.
Pastrami, on the other hand, starts with a beef brisket that has also been cured in a seasoned brine solution. However, before cooking, the meat is rubbed with a spice mixture that usually includes coriander, black pepper, and garlic. It is then smoked and steamed to create a distinct flavor and texture. Pastrami tends to have a stronger, more peppery flavor than corned beef.
While they are different, both corned beef and pastrami can be used interchangeably depending on personal preferences.
What is the best cheese to use in a Reuben Pastrami Pretzel Sandwich?
Swiss cheese is the best cheese to use in a Reuben Pastrami Pretzel Sandwich because its mild flavor pairs well with the strong flavor of the pastrami. However, if you prefer a stronger cheese, provolone can also be used.
What dressing sauce to use in a Reuben Pastrami Pretzel Sandwich?
The best dressing sauce for a Reuben Pastrami Pretzel Sandwich is either Russian dressing or Thousand Island dressing. The main difference between the two is the base of the sauce. Russian dressing typically has a mayonnaise and ketchup base, while Thousand Island dressing has a mayonnaise and relish base.
Additionally, Russian dressing tends to be slightly spicier than Thousand Island dressing. Ultimately, the choice between the two comes down to personal preference.
Make your own Russian dressing sauce
To make our New York Style Reuben Deli Pastrami Pretzel Sandwich, you can buy Russian dressing directly from the store, but it is very easy to make it yourself at home:
- Simply whisk together ½ cup mayonnaise, 2 tbsp ketchup, 2 tbsp sweet pickle relish, 1 tbsp grated onion, ½ tsp Worcestershire sauce, ¼ tsp paprika, salt, and black pepper in a bowl.
- Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed.
- Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
Note: if you prefer a spicier dressing, you can add a dash of hot sauce or cayenne pepper to the mix. And if you want a smoother consistency, you can blend the ingredients in a food processor or blender.
Side Dishes To Serve With Your Reuben Pastrami Pretzel Sandwich
The New York Style Reuben Deli Pastrami Pretzel Sandwich is a classic and filling sandwich, so it pairs well with lighter, refreshing side dishes. Here are some options to consider:
- Coleslaw: A classic creamy coleslaw is a great option to balance out the richness of the sandwich.
- Potato salad: Another classic side dish that goes well with deli-style sandwiches. Try a classic recipe with a creamy dressing and crunchy celery and onion.
- Pickles: Pickles are a traditional accompaniment to the Reuben sandwich, so serving some on the side would be a great addition.
- Chips: A small bag of potato chips or kettle chips can add some crunch and texture to the meal.
- Green salad: A simple green salad with a light vinaigrette can provide a fresh contrast to the richness of the sandwich.
Ultimately, the choice of side dishes will depend on your personal preferences and the occasion. Without firther ado, find below our New York Style Brioche Reuben Pretzel Sandwich recipe:
- 6 St Pierre Brioche Pretzes
- 1 lb thinly sliced deli pastrami
- 6 slices Swiss or provolone cheese
- 1 cup finely chopped sauerkraut
- 1/2 cup sliced pickled gherkins
- 1/2 cup Russian dressing sauce
- 3 tbsp butter or oil for frying
- Optional: few arugula salad leaves
- First, make sure to drain the sauerkraut to avoid a soggy sandwich
- Preheat a large skillet or griddle over medium-high heat
- Open the St Pierre Brioche Pretzel Rolls in half (it’s easy as it is pre-sliced for convenience) and lightly butter or brush with oil
- Toast the rolls cut side down until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes
- Remove the rolls from the skillet and set them aside
- Assemble the sandwiches by spreading a generous amount of Russian dressing sauce on the bottom half of each roll
- Then, place a layer of pastrami on the top of the sauce, add a layer of cheese, followed by a layer of sliced pickled gherkins and sauerkraut
- If desired, add a few arugula salad leaves to each sandwich
- Place the top half of the roll on each sandwich and serve immediately