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Ultimate Pastrami Sandwiches Recipe

Ultimate Pastrami Sandwiches Recipe

This peerless pastrami sandwich was adapted from a menu favorite at Primanti Bros. Restaurant in Pittsburgh. Our Test Kitchen took the basic ingredients—grilled cold cuts, cheese, fried potatoes and tomatoes—and created a tasty replica, including our version of their secret coleslaw topping.—Country Woman Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + standing Bake: 5 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar, divided
  • 4 cups shredded cabbage
  • 3-1/2 cups frozen waffle-cut fries
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound sliced deli pastrami
  • 4 slices provolone cheese
  • 8 slices Italian bread (3/4 inch thick), toasted
  • 2 medium tomatoes, thinly sliced

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine 1/4 cup of the sugar and vinegar; add cabbage and toss to coat. Cover and let stand for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, bake fries according to package directions.
  • 2. Drain cabbage. In a small bowl, combine the salt, celery seed, pepper and remaining sugar and vinegar; pour over cabbage and toss to coat.
  • 3. On an ungreased baking sheet, divide pastrami into four stacks; top each with cheese. Bake at 450° for 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted. Place pastrami on four toast slices. Layer with fries, coleslaw, tomato slices and remaining toast. Serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich equals 586 calories, 17 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 80 mg cholesterol, 1,655 mg sodium, 72 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 36 g protein.