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Turkey Reuben


Not your grandpa’s Reuben. Substitute leftover turkey for the pastrami and you have a heavenly slice of old New York.

makes as many sandwiches as your leftover turkey affords

for the New York–style Russian dressing (makes ¾ cup):

½ cup plus 2 tablespoons vegenaise (or your favorite mayonnaise)

1 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon ketchup

1 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon pickle relish

for the sandwich:

1 slice rye bread

leftover Thanksgiving turkey, sliced as thinly as possible (about 3 ounces)

1 to 2 tablespoons Easy New York Style Russian Dressing

about 2 tablespoons high-quality sauerkraut

a couple thin slices Swiss cheese (a good Emmental makes a big difference)

1. Mix all the dressing ingredients together.

2. Preheat the broiler.

3. Pile a bunch of turkey on the rye bread. Drizzle with as much dressing as you dare. Cover with a layer of sauerkraut and then a layer of Swiss cheese. Broil until cheese is melted and a bit browned.