Whatever its origins, there is no debate that this delicious sandwich has become a classic. Our 10-Minute Potato Salad is the perfect accompaniment (see related recipe at left).
- 2 slices rye bread, each 1⁄2 inch thick
- Olive oil for brushing
- 2 heaping Tbs. Thousand Island dressing
- 2 slices Swiss cheese
- 6 slices corned beef
- 1⁄3 cup sauerkraut, drained
Brush one side of each bread slice with olive oil. Lay the slices, oiled side down, on a clean work surface. Spread the tops of the slices with Thousand Island dressing. Arrange 1 of the cheese slices, the corned beef, sauerkraut and the remaining cheese slice on 1 bread slice, then top with the other bread slice, oiled side up.
Place the sandwich on the preheated panini press and cook according to the manufacturer's instructions until golden brown and crispy, 3 to 4 minutes.
Transfer the sandwich to a cutting board and cut in half. Serve immediately. Serves 1.