Gooey cheese, crispy bread, tangy sauerkraut, spicy sriracha aioli, creamy pesto, hearty pastrami and crunchy arugula. How much more of a description do you need before you go and make this sandwich!?!? This is a serious sandwich and it will feel like you are at any sandwich shop with just a few simple steps. Seriously, just go make it.
Check out all those layers
A few of the items you need…
Add some pesto to one slice of rye bread and some sriracha aioli to the other. Be generous! You’ll thank me later!
I made my pesto but it is an easy thing to grab while at the market
Pile your bread high with fresh sliced deli pastrami and swiss cheese. I like to add a few slices so when it melts it helps all the layers stick together.
Finish off each slice with some sauerkraut and arugula.
Stack it high and get ready to grill
Add a little butter to a grill pan and toast it up on one side. You could easily use a frying pan also.
Once the bread is nice a toasty flip it over. To get the cheese to melt I like to cover it with a lid to keep the heat in. If you have a panini press by all means use that! I have even made it in a waffle iron!
Lots of layers and a nice crunch from the bread
As good as or better than any deli style sandwich.