How to make it

  • In a small bowl, make the dressing: combine the mayonnaise, catsup, relishes, onion, garlic, lemon juice, and black pepper to taste; set aside.
  • Spread butter on one side of each slice of bread.
  • Heat a large non-stick pan over medium heat and place one slice of bread, butter-side down, in the pan.
  • Assemble the sandwich: on top of the bread, place the sliced pastrami; top meat with a couple of tablespoons of the dressing; then spread the sauerkraut over, add some more dressing, top with the cheese, then place the other slice of bread- buttered side up- on top (this arrangement helps keep the dressing from soaking the bread too much).
  • Cover the grilling sandwich with a lid (a Reverware saucepan lid works well for this) and let grill for 2 to 3 minutes, checking to make sure that the bread does not burn- the idea is to heat the air underneath the lid and melt the cheese easier as you're also browning the bread.
  • Carefully turn the sandwich, re-cover, and grill other side. (I say "carefully" because, depending on how much of the fillings you put in, this step can get a little messy -- ).
  • Cut the completed grilled sandwich in two and serve with the extra dressing for dipping, along with a dill pickle and potato chips or potato salad.

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    " It was excellent "
    tinadc ate it and said...
    My type of sarmy on a hungry day. Gona make it for Saturday late lunch!
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  • clbacon 10 years ago
    The picture is GORGEOUS! And I prefer pastrami to corned beef. This is my perfect sandwich! Makes me want one just like it right now!
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  • chezglenn 10 years ago
    Wish I could get Pastrami here in Spain!! Really miss that one!!
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  • putercop 10 years ago
    Pastrami is a major food group all in itself. This one is on the to do list as well. My mouth is watering for one now and the closest open store is 45 miles from here and we are in the middle of a hellacious thunderstorm.
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  • pudgy47 10 years ago
    The dressing sure makes the sandwich, thanks.
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    " It was excellent "
    henrie ate it and said...
    Sounds great, love these. Good post.
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