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Thursday, March 22, 2007

Lunchtime: The Rachel Sandwich

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.”


  1. 1
    cream cheese dreams

    Hi Jane,
    I just found your blog and was very delighted by its theme and graphics..very nice!!I love the Rachel. I also do the same thing with very lean roast beef or leftover roast chicken..the better the bread, the better the sandwich. I will definitely visit again and share some cool japanese/vietnamese/ continental recipes..keep up the good work!

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    Jane Maynard

    I’m looking forward to what you have to share – yum!

    I was thinking last night, I also love coleslaw on BBQ sandwiches, like pulled pork. nate and I got that at a restaurant once… yummy. Just another idea.

    amen on the bread. 🙂

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    I love me a good sandwich! That sounds pretty darn tasty.

  4. I really liked this. My husband said it was great and my kids liked everything but the coleslaw. I think next time I will try the broccoli slaw and see if its better or if the kids like it that way better. I am even going to blog about it and was hoping to use your picture on your blog so I don’t have to try to take a pic of something I already ate. Thanks for the great sandwich.

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