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  • 2 slices dark pumpernickel rye
  • 1/4 lb (.1 kg). pastrami or corned beef, thinly sliced
  • 2 oz (56 grm). sauerkraut--or more to taste
  • 2 slices Swiss cheese
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) thousand island dressing
  • butter
  • Butter one side of each slice of bread.
  • Place bread buttered side down on a griddle or skillet.
  • Place griddle or skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Immediately top each slice of bread with a slice of cheese.
  • While the bread is browning, heat sauerkraut in the microwave for about 30 seconds.
  • Just before bread is thoroughly browned and cheese has melted add pastrami or corned beef to griddle and heat through.
  • Place warm pastrami or corned beef on one slice of bread.
  • Spread thousand island dressing on other slice of bread.
  • Place warm sauerkraut on top of pastrami or corned beef.
  • Assemble sandwich and remove to plate.
  • Cut diagonally and serve.
I have used both pastrami and corned beef in this recipe and have enjoyed both results! Some folks are purists and prefer one meat to the other. Have fun experimenting!

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