Are you a fan of grilled cheese. I love them… they can be simple, with meat, with multiple types of cheese, thick bread, thin bread, fancy bread…I just love grilled cheese.
Closed or Open?
There is a great delicatessen here is Houston call Kenny & Ziggy’s. This is the first place I ever experienced The Rueban. I am almost embraced to admit this but it was only about 8 years ago that I fell in love with this amazing sandwich.
It all started with a shopping trip to the Galleria with my brother for my sis-in-love. Afterwards we went to Kenny & Ziggy’s for lunch and he said we needed to split the Reuban, and being the awesome sister I am I agreed. When he ordered he asked for it to be open…honestly I had no idea what that meant but I quickly learned.
Not only was it amazing looking it was HUGE. I am so glad he said to split it. Well from the first bite I knew this was going to be my new favorite sandwich and I from there on I always ordered it open…until a year or so ago.
I went with some friends and the super sweet waitress asked me if I wanted it open or closed and I said open and she immediately asked me if I have ever had it closed and grilled. Well that peaked my interest so I asked for it that way, and boy oh boy…IT WAS SOOOOO GOOD!
Either way, open or closed it is just so good.
PS…my dad and brother are still open guys, so I made one open for my dad tonight,
The Sauerkraut … oh the Karut
My MeeMaw made the best sauerkraut. It took her forever in a big crock and it was a whole production. Well unfortunately she is no longer with us, and neither is her kraut so I have learned how to take the jarred stuff and amp it up a bit.
I take a good amount of kraut with some of the juice and cook in on the stove until all the liquid is gone. Then I add in some worcestershire sauce and pepper and cook it until it starts to brown. It is not as good as my MeemMaw’s but it is pretty damn close…and on this reuben it was AMAZING!! I think she would even approve.
I know there are 2 camps on the subject of bread. Some are rye and some are pumpernickel. I am personally and pumpernickel gal, the rest of my family are rye peeps.
For my dads open reuben I made it with rye and he loved it. For mine I obviously used pumpernickel, and just let me tell you a grilled cheese with pumpernickel doesn’t get much better.
You need one of these NOW…
Whatever the reason
Whether you fix this grilled cheese (open or closed) for St. Patrick’s Day or you decide to celebrate it being Thursday (or any other day ending in Y) you will LOVE this grilled cheese.
It is loaded with everything yummy and then grilled on top of everything else…cannot get much better. ENJOY!!