Friday, December 14, 2007

Veggie Reubens

Yum, yum, yiggity-yum! I love the veggie reubens at my favorite local restaurant. I have no idea why it took me so long to make them at home. It's so easy, really. I started by making the Russian dressing. Very easy to make. The recipe called for a cup of vegetable oil. I could not, in good conscience, put a cup of oil into that little bit of dressing. I used half a cup instead, and I don't see how it could've been any better. Certainly it would've been a tad oily with a cup of oil. Eeek!

Next, I sliced and sauteed a green pepper and an onion. When that was nice and soft, I added in some sour kraut. (It came from a jar. I'm not ready to make my own sour kraut!) I also added a TBS of brown sugar and some salt and pepper to the veggies. Then, I pretty much proceeded as one would when making grilled cheese. I buttered my (rye) bread, put it on the griddle, added a slice of swiss cheese, some of the veggies, dressing, and topped it with another slice of buttered (well, okay Earth Balanced) bread.

To go along with the sandwiches, I made some garlic oven fries. The recipe is from the September 2007 issue of Cooking Light. Sleek spotted the recipe and really wanted to try it. Best oven fries ever! I made them according to the recipe, but used Earth Balance instead of butter. I didn't have fresh parsley either, so I just used the garlic and parmesan. Sleek raved about the meal the whole time he was eating. He thinks it's among the best things I've ever made.


SleekPelt said...

Yeah, this is the business right here. Attention Chez Mama readers: Make this meal!

Rebecca Burch said...

YUMMMMMMM!!!! I've never had a veggie reuben, but it sounds really good! I think I'll make note of your change in the dressing when I print it out. 1 cup of oil sounds like an awful lot!

Robin said...

Found your blog when I was googling a honey-baked lentils recipe. I just had to comment on this entry! My DH has always had a deep and abiding love for reubens, but we've been vegetarians for almost a year. I'm going to have to make this version for him! Thanks for this!

The Dalai Mama said...

robin: You must make them ASAP! They are THAT good.