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Planning on doing my first pastrami tomorrow

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Thread Starter 

Anyone use their pastrami in a hot sandwich instead of a cold one? Just wondering if it came out delicious, I think that's what I'll do with mine.

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I like to toast up some sourdough bread, then lay the toast on a broiler pan and then pile on the 'strami on both pieces of toast and put it under the broiler; when the meat begins to crisp up around the edges, lay on a slice of provolone cheese on one side and sauerkraut on the other and place back under the broiler. When the cheese begins to melt pull the pan from the broiler and put the two together and enjoy with your favorite cold adult beverage.

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I heat up some of Johnnie's Au Jus made with smoked beef stock. I steam the pastrami and toast the bun. I add the cheese (not a kraut fan) and some grilled, caramelized onion and pile the meat high on the bun. I love dipping the sandwich in the smokey au jus.  

post #4 of 10

They are awesome in a pannini press with swiss cheese on rye bread.

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We either steam or warm in au jus.  Usually, dinner slices get steamed.  Thinner sandwich slices hit the au jus.


Good luck and good smoking.

post #6 of 10
I agree with Al a pannini press makes those sandwiches amazing! NYC got me hooked on hot 'strami
post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 

Alright thanks for all the suggestions. I'm not a big fan of sourdough or rye bread, and the kraut. I usually just eat my strami warmed in the au jus with mustard. First time trying to make my own though... can't wait for tomorrow to roll around. Got a 7 lb brisket to through in and also going to try my first hand at some ABT's.

post #8 of 10

One of my favorites is a toasted bun with a couple inches of warm thin sliced beef topped off with a couple inches of warm pastrami, shredded lettuce tomato and horseradish. 

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I skip the Thousand Island

Give the Sauerkraut a slight rinse, drain and set aside.

Butter the bread, and set aside with Swiss cheese slices.

In a hot skillet lightly toast the Sauerkraut till it just starts to brown. At the same time preheat veggie grill on gas grill.

Move the Sauerkraut to the outside of the skillet and add the pastrami to the center to warm the pastrami, not cook it.

Assemble the sandwich and grill on hot veggie grill on the gas grill.


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post #10 of 10

Sounds good Raymo



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