Wednesday, January 11, 2012

My Friend Rachel

I'm a craving type of girl.  I get cravings and I MUST have the thing that is in my head to be in my tummy ASAP.  Sometimes these are simple cravings that I can easily satisfy, for example a bowl of chocolate ice cream with milk, or a piece of cinnamon toast.  Other times these cravings consist of pepperoni rolls from WV, or crepes from the Baker's Crust in Norfolk, VA.  Neither of which I can just run and get, seeing as how I am in Tennessee. 

Most often, when I'm craving something I can't get nearby or that just isn't up to par in my high (ha) standards (eg., a good Caesar Salad), I have to recreate my craving on my own, and hope that I am happy with the results.  This particular time I was!

Say hello to Rachel.


Rachel is Reuben's girlfriend.  Instead of corned beef, she's got pastrami.  Instead of sauerkraut, she's got coleslaw.  She's so tasty, I just want to eat her up.  

Here's How you make her:
Get some deli sliced pastrami (I know, it would be better if I had made my own, but that's a LOT of work and I have a craving to tend to)...Boar's Head brand is my favorite.  All of their meat rocks. 

Swiss Cheese slices (depending on how many sandwiches you are making...I used 2 slices/sandwich)

Coleslaw (again, I would have made my own, but I had a craving...I had no time to waste.)

Thousand Island Dressing (if you want to make a REAL Rachel.  I didn't think I needed the extra dressing with all the coleslaw creaminess).

Pumpernickel or Rye bread, toasted

Here's What To Do:
Place your pastrami in a skillet on medium heat and toss around until heated through.  Add swiss cheese to the pastrami and cover with a lid for about 40 seconds, or until the cheese melts.  Top your toasted bread with the pastrami/cheese melt, top that with coleslaw, add or don't add thousand island dressing.

I've never seen one of these in Memphis, which is why I probably crave it from time to time.  It's delicious.  You should be craving one now too.  And now you know how to make one.

1 comment:

Andy said...

looks good to me