I’m hard pressed to name my favorite anything, let alone sandwich, but this one comes close. Real close. Certainly I can’t imagine anything materially better between two slices of bread. This is a fun sandwich to make and filling enough for lunch or dinner alike. You will need:
- Jewish rye bread
- Good quality corned beef
- Swiss cheese
- Russian dressing
Much like a grilled cheese you add your butter to the outside, ingredients on the inside then fry to a crisp exterior. My recommendation is to use corned beef on the exterior layers, dressing and kraut inside, to prevent soggy bread.
On the topic of Russian dressing, it’s essentially a spicier version of Thousand Island with a little horseradish adding kick. I often simply use a blend of mayo, ketchup, hot sauce and dill pickle instead – much easier to secure – and just as tasty.
Hi, I’m Stuart, nice to meet you! I’m the founder, writer and wrangler at Gastronomic SLC – Utah’s biggest and oldest online food magazine; I’m also a former restaurant critic of more than five years, working for the Salt Lake Tribune. I’ve worked extensively with multiple local publications from Visit Salt Lake to Salt Lake Magazine, not least helped to consult on national TV shows.
I’m a multiple-award winning journalist and have covered the Utah dining scene for the better part of fifteen years. I’m largely fueled by a critical obsession with rice, alliteration and the use of big words I don’t understand. I started Shop Smart to catalogue my adventures in the grocery store and kitchen. Follow along on Instagram too!