Reuben Sandwiches are popular, especially around St. Patrick’s Day. The classic Reuben sandwich is a hot sandwich of corned beef, with Swiss Cheese, Russian (or Thousand Island) dressing, and sauerkraut, that is grilled between two slices of rye bread.
I was curious about how the Reuben Sandwich came to be and found some interesting details. Interesting because I live just 5 minutes from where some say the Reuben was created, which is Omaha, Nebraska! Pretty cool, huh?
One account holds that Reuben Kulakofsky (sometimes spelled Reubin, or the last name shortened to Kay), a Lithuanian-born grocer residing in Omaha, Nebraska, was the inventor, perhaps as part of a group effort by members of Kulakofsky’s weekly poker game held in the Blackstone Hotel from around 1920 through 1935.
The participants, who nicknamed themselves “the committee”, included the hotel’s owner, Charles Schimmel. The sandwich first gained local fame when Schimmel put it on the Blackstone’s lunch menu, and its fame spread when a former employee of the hotel won a national contest with the recipe – Wikipedia
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Slow Cooker Reuben Sandwiches by Bisquick
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Reuben Canapes by Head Ant
Do you like to enjoy Reuben Sandwiches for St. Patrick’s Day? Hopefully, these gave you some new ideas to try out for the upcoming holiday! If you do try one out, I’d love for you to come back and let me know what (and your belly) thought.