The Rachel sandwich is the Rueben’s distant, sweeter cousin. This version has deli turkey, creamy Havarti cheese, homemade Russian dressing and homemade apple slaw!
I have to confess I do not like the sandwiches I make for my family. They are boring. My husband eats his on the fly in the car, so that eliminates anything messy like tuna salad or even tomatoes. My kids like plain sandwiches as in no condiments and no cheese.
Can you imagine? Sometimes I look at them incredulously and wonder if they are really my kids! Not one of them has developed my taste for flavor!
Each morning, I pack dull sandwiches for my family and then I send them on their merry way. Then the fun begins. I make myself some REAL sandwiches for lunch! Sandwiches loaded with flavor like this Jalapeno Chicken Grilled Cheese or even this Fontina and Nutella Grilled Cheese!
See what I mean? Sandwiches that go beyond cheese and mayo! Sandwiches with sustenance! These sandwiches are adventurous and daring! I like to live on the edge.
The problem is, each time I create a new sandwich, the recipe seems to yield two. I devour one “gourmet” sandwich and then glance down at its partner sitting there all alone. At that point, the only thing to do is eat that one too. It would be cruel not to eat it right? There’s the rub my friends. My waistline is expanding with each new deli creation. I’m willing to live with that I guess. That’s why yoga pants were invented.
This sandwich takes a few minutes to prepare. Make the slaw first, that way the flavors have some time to come together. The dressing is so easy to throw together and would be wonderful on so many other foods. The spiced dressing is balanced perfectly by the apple-flavored slaw, and creamy Havarti cheese holds it all together.
I hope you enjoy the Rachel sandwich as much I did!