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Rachel Sandwich

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Similar to the Rueben, the Rachel is a popular sandwich that is easy to make and tastes great too. Rather than using corned beef like on the Rueben, the Rachel is made with lean Turkey,  and of course there is no sauerkraut on the Turkey, instead it is heaped with creamy, crispy coleslaw.

Sandwiches always make for a great quick meal. The variety that can be is amazing, and they can be toasted, grilled or eaten cold.

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What makes the Rachel such a perfect Sandwich is that it is grilled, but yet, you still have cold crispy and creamy coleslaw.

The irresistible portion of the sandwich is the homemade Thousand Island dressing, that is never bland or boring.

Frequently Asked Questions:

            What type of bread is best to use for a Rachel Sandwich?

I prefer to use the Marble Rye, the same as I use on the Reuben Sandwich. However, any type of bread you prefer will work; Pumpernickel, Whole Wheat or even a good Sourdough bread will suffice.

            Can I make the Rachel Sandwich ahead of time or in advance?

This can be done, however, the sandwich has a more satisfying flavor when eaten right away. Eating immediately after cooking prevents the possibility of the bread becoming soggy from the coleslaw or thousand Island dressing.

            Can these be stored if any are leftover?

These can be stored for up to 24 hours. You may want to heat them by frying them lightly or using a sandwich maker or toaster oven.

What do you need to make Rachel Sandwich

            8 slices Rye Bread, or your choice of flavor

            8 slices Swiss Cheese

            1 pound or more of Sliced Turkey

            1 cup Creamy Coleslaw

            3 tbsp butter, unsalted

            Thousand Island Dressing

            ½ cup mayonnaise

            2 tbsp ketchup

            2 tbsp Pickle relish

            2 tbsp onion, grated

            Salt

            Paprika

How to make Rachel Sandwich

FIRST STEP:

Lay out 8 slices of Rye Bread

Place one slice of Swiss Cheese on top of each slice of bread

In a bowl combine the ingredients for the Thousand Island dressing and combine well

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SECOND STEP:

Place an equal portion on one slice of bread with cheese

On the other slice of bread with cheese, place an equal amount of coleslaw on the slice

Layer the Turkey on the half with the Thousand Island Dressing, be sure the turkey is portioned equally

Combine the sandwich by placing one sid with Turkey on top of the one with the coleslaw

THIRD STEP:

Butter the top side of the sandwich and place butter side down in a skillet that has been heated over medium high heat

Flip the sandwich once the side is toasted, after buttering the second slice of bread

Serve with sliced pickles and chips

Enjoy!

Rachel Sandwich

Rachel Sandwich

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  •             8 slices Rye Bread, or your choice of flavor
  •             8 slices Swiss Cheese
  •             1 pound or more of Sliced Turkey
  •             1 cup Creamy Coleslaw
  •             3 tbsp butter, unsalted
  •             Thousand Island Dressing
  •             ½ cup mayonnaise
  •             2 tbsp ketchup
  •             2 tbsp Pickle relish
  •             2 tbsp onion, grated
  •             Salt
  •             Paprika

Instructions

FIRST STEP:

Lay out 8 slices of Rye Bread

Place one slice of Swiss Cheese on top of each slice of bread

In a bowl combine the ingredients for the Thousand Island dressing and combine well

SECOND STEP:

Place an equal portion on one slice of bread with cheese

On the other slice of bread with cheese, place an equal amount of coleslaw on the slice

Layer the Turkey on the half with the Thousand Island Dressing, be sure the turkey is portioned equally

Combine the sandwich by placing one sid with Turkey on top of the one with the coleslaw

THIRD STEP:

Butter the top side of the sandwich and place butter side down in a skillet that has been heated over medium high heat

Flip the sandwich once the side is toasted, after buttering the second slice of bread

Serve with s;iced pickles and chips

Enjoy!

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