Reuben Sliders

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Reuben Sliders
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When hosting a holiday or special celebration at home, there are many details to consider. What to wear? Where will everyone sit? And most importantly, what to eat? We’ve been pondering these particulars while planning for Sunday’s big game. If you haven’t heard, it’s the second year in a row that our Seahawks have made it to the Superbowl. Natalie and I both get to claim Seattle as our home team, due to the fact that both of our hubbies are from the Seattle area. Also, Emerald City is where I called home for 7 years! So yeah, we claim them. And we can’t wait to watch them crush the Patriots!


They’re easy to make and delightful to eat.

Back to game day. We know what we’ll be wearing. These Seahawks shirts by Scott Erickson are a favorite of pretty much anyone who owns them. And Seahawk lovers wear fan gear year round, so it’s never too late to get yours!

As far as the seating goes, we’ve reconfigured our living spaces to make enough seating for optimal viewing of the game, squeezing in diningroom chairs where necessary.

And last, but never least, food. We definitely know what we’ll be noshing on. The slider version of one of our most favorite sandwiches. The beloved Reuben.

Reuben Sliders

These sandwiches are classic grub food, which naturally makes them perfect for game days. They’re easy to make and delightful to eat. Natalie and I have also started researching the benefits of fermented food. There’s a lot of them. So we are going to go waaaay out a limb and say that adding sauerkraut to your sandwich pretty much turns it into a health food. Right? Or at least gives your gut a healthy dose of beneficial bacteria. Which may be the best thing you do for yourself on a day like superbowl. We hope you enjoy the game and savor the provisions (more ideas here.) Go hawks. Acquire the ball, be swift on your feet, bypass the takedown and please, we are begging you, WIN!

Reuben Sliders

Reuben Sliders

Serves 16

Dressing

1 cup high quality mayonnaise
1/4 cup ketchup
1/3 cup sweet relish
3 tbsp Sriracha sauce
2 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 tbsp grated onion
1 clove garlic minced
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper

Sandwich

8 slices marbled rye bread
4 slices provolone cheese
1lb deli counter pastrami
1 cup sauerkraut
2 tbsp butter, melted

Method

  1. Turn oven on to 400° F.
  2. Mix all dressing ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. Cut all 8 slices of bread into quarters. Place ½ of the bread slices (16 total) on 2 baking sheets. Spread each bread quarter with a generous amount of dressing. Divide pastrami evenly among the bread (about 1 ½ slices per slider.) Top pastrami with 1 tablespoon sauerkraut. Cut cheese slices into quarters. Place one quarter cheese on top of each sandwich. Toast sliders in oven, until cheese is melted. (This should only take a few minutes, so keep a close eye on them.) While cheese is melting, brush the remaining bread quarters with melted butter. Remove sandwiches from oven, top with quartered bread slice, butter side up. Return to oven until tops are toasted and golden brown. Enjoy and Serve!