Wednesday, August 24, 2011
It's a Reuben! (Idaho style)
My husband Is always teasing me that I am really from Idaho. I have lived in 4 states, Idaho for the shortest amount of time. I was born in Oregon. I lived for about 6 years in Utah. and then moved back to Oregon. but it was Eastern Oregon,and in the Idaho time zone and that is enough for my husband to claim I am not from Oregon. but I am.
so to honor My husband's love of Idaho I will introduce you to an Idaho-style recipe.
I have been making this for a while. I am not sure who to credit, I think someone talking about Reuben sandwiches on TV gave me the idea.
first, gather the stuff. (that is pastrami in the pic. I grabbed the wrong meat, but I figured it out before I added it)
6 Medium potatoes
8 oz Deli corned beef
6-8 oz shredded Swiss cheese
1 c. sour kraut
1/2 tsp. caraway seeds
1/8 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp pepper (no those are not backwards)
chop the meat and cheese, and combine with sour kraut in a bowl
chop the potatoes by cutting them lengthwise and slicing very thin.
combine seasonings in a small bowl.
get a large nonstick pan, and spread 2 tbsp. oil over the bottom, and add a layer of potatoes make the bottom layer thick-ish (mine was a little thin) the cheese melts and burns on the bottom if you don't.
sprinkle with 1/3 seasonings.
add a layer of meat and cheese mix (1/3).
make 2 more layers the same way.
cook with the lid on for 25-30 min. no need to stir. the layer on the bottom may overcook a little, but it is still yummy.