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The Genius Way Ree Drummond Upgrades Reuben Sandwiches
If you've ever eaten a Reuben sandwich, then you know how delicious they are, but they can be a bit messy to eat thanks to all the oozing melted cheese, Thousand Island sauce, and heaps of sauerkraut. However, leave it to Ree Drummond to find a way to upgrade a classic, and even make it a bit neater in the process.
Drummond recently shared via a Food Network recipe her way of upgrading a Reuben sandwich. Rather than cooking the sandwiches up in a skillet or on a griddle, she cooks them in her waffle maker, resulting in something she calls a “Reuben Wafflewich” — a product that marries the best of a sandwich and a waffle.
According to Leite's Culinaria, using a waffle iron to cook hot sandwiches means you don't have to stand at the stove tending to the sandwich, as it seals the bread to help everything stay together. Additionally, the dimpled surface of the waffle iron allows for pockets of butter that the flat surfaces of griddles or skillets just can't replicate.