Hands up who’s heard of a Reuben sandwich?
No one? Well me neither. At least not until today.
I was in a local deli when the owners mentioned they would be serving it as their signature sanga for winter.
Now I assumed it was just a name they had given to a creation from their kitchen, but it turns out it’s a specific set of ingredients served on rye bread. They are corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and Russian or Thousand Island dressing.
Admittedly, there are a few variations. And more than one person is credited with inventing the sandwich. But all of them hail from America, which has already done more than enough for international culinary relations with the likes of Krispy Kreme, massive pretzels and Dippin’ Dots.
Here’s a recipe for the sandwich.