Grilled Rachel Sandwich Recipe

I made a ton of food over the holidays, so there were a ton of leftovers. one leftover I am always happy to have is some leftover roast turkey because I can’t get enough of those roast turkey sandwiches. this past weekend, I had the chance to use the last of my roast turkey leftovers to make some Rachel sandwiches, a variation on the Reuben sandwich.

Use either light or dark rye bread, at your discretion.

Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to fix this problem starting with lightly toasting the bread first. If you are using sauerkraut, you can squeeze it well to remove any excess moisture and you can then saute it for a few minutes to remove the rest. These sandwiches can get a little wet with the sauerkraut or coleslaw in the sandwich along with the dressing. You really don’t want your sandwich falling apart before you finish it.

Layer turkey slices on griddle and let cook for 1 minute. Butter one side of 1 slice of bread and spread opposite side with Russian dressing; place buttered-side down on griddle. Butter one side of remaining slice of bread and place buttered-side down on griddle; top with cheese. Turn turkey and top with coleslaw.
  1. Mix the mayonnaise, grated onion, ketchup, sweet pickle relish, paprika and salt together.
  2. Place a piece of Swiss cheese on each slice of bread. Divide the coleslaw evenly while spooning on top of the cheese on half of the slices. …
  3. Spread the butter over the top of each sandwich.

How to make a Rachel Sandwich!

The Rachel Sandwich 🔗

This delicious sandwich recipe—which layers sliced roasted turkey bread, Russian dressing, Swiss cheese, and creamy coleslaw—is courtesy of Chris Schlesinger.

Ingredients:

  • 5 ounces sliced roasted turkey breast
  • 2 slices sourdough bread
  • Unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons Russian dressing
  • 3 thin slices Swiss cheese
  • 1/4 cup Creamy Coleslaw

Instruction:

  1. Heat a griddle or large skillet over medium-high heat. Layer turkey slices on griddle and let cook for 1 minute.
  2. Butter one side of 1 slice of bread and spread opposite side with Russian dressing; place buttered-side down on griddle. Butter one side of remaining slice of bread and place buttered-side down on griddle; top with cheese. Turn turkey and top with coleslaw. Cook until turkey and bread are warmed through and cheese is melted, 2 to 3 minutes. Sandwich turkey and coleslaw between bread. Slice and serve immediately.

FAQ

What is the difference between a Reuben sandwich and a Rachel sandwich?

A modern take on the traditional Reuben sandwich, with grilled rye bread, roasted turkey, creamy coleslaw or sauerkraut, tangy russian dressing, and swiss cheese.

What is a Rachel?

Although the Reuben is a classic, I think the Rachel, the Reuben’s “sister” sandwich, which substitutes pastrami (or turkey pastrami) for the corned beef and coleslaw for the sauerkraut, is even more delicious.

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