I’m about to share with you my all time favorite sandwich. Let me introduce you to Rachel. Yes, Rachel is Reuben’s sister. Similar, but not as greasy and just so delicious. My friend Jami (mentioned in the last Lunchtime post) also introduced me to this delectable delight. We used to get Rachels at a deli on (I believe) 2nd Street in East Cambridge, MA. Now that I live nowhere near Boston, I have to make it on my own.
Here’s how to make a Rachel: Get GOOD bread – wheat or white (I don’t love rye but Reuben would be happy if you used it – the deli I mentioned always used white). ‘Schmear’ two slices with Thousand Island dressing. Top with swiss cheese, turkey slices and coleslaw. (Note, I never eat coleslaw on its own, but it is AWESOME on this sandwich.) Next, grill on a skillet with a bit of butter on both sides. Lastly, get ready to thank me for the best lunch you’ve had in a long time.
When Cate saw the coleslaw she wanted to eat the “caterpillars.”