Friday, February 10, 2012

Tempeh Reuben Sandwiches

After eating several vegan renditions of the classic Reuben sandwich, I can honestly say I enjoy the meatless variety far more than I ever enjoyed the original. The "Tempeh Reuben Sandwiches" (page 107) consist of lightly browned tempeh, drained sauerkraut, and a simple 1000 Island style dressing, on rye or pumpernickel bread, grilled in a skillet.  By using oil-free mayo when making the dressing, and "dry-frying" (browning) the tempeh, you eliminate at least ¼ cup of oil.  Instead of grilling the sandwiches in margarine in a skillet, simply toast the bread in a toaster, then put the sandwich together with the dressing, warm tempeh, and sauerkraut.  Just as delicious, but without any added oil.  These sandwiches are also good using baked tofu or thin slices of seitan in place of the tempeh.

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