Fried corned beef Reuben sandwich
Go the extra mile for a delicious fried sandwich – including homemade pickle and a spicy sauce – but you could easily adapt any part of this recipe and serve it with bought gherkins or the like.
For the pickles
For the sauce
For the fried corned beef Reuben sandwich
For the coating
To make the pickles, place the cucumber, onion. celery seeds, mustard seeds and turmeric together in a bowl and mix well.
Bring the cider vinegar and sugar to the boil in a small saucepan. Once the sugar has dissolved and the liquid is warm, pour it over the cucumber and onion mixture. Mix well to coat and set aside for at least an hour.
To make the sauce, mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl.
To make the fried corned beef Reuben sandwich, construct two sandwiches using the bread, corned beef slices, sauerkraut and two slices of cheese for each sandwich.
To make the coating, pour the milk into a shallow bowl, place the flour in another bowl and the eggs and caraway seeds together in another. Press the edges of each sandwich together and dip first in the milk, then the flour and then the egg.
Heat a dash of oil in a frying pan and fry each sandwich on both sides until crisp and golden-brown.
To serve, cut the sandwiches in half, top with freshly ground black pepper and serve with the pickles and sauce.