Making sauerkraut, week one.

Making homemade sauerkraut. It takes 6-8 weeks to ferment. Mine is currently on week one. It’s talking to me by making bubbling sounds. That’s supposed to be a good thing. It means it’s doing it’s fermenting magic.


Reuben Panini

Reuben Panini

2 tablespoons butter, softened

8 slices marble rye bread

8 slices Swiss cheese

3/4 lb. corned beef, thinly sliced or shredded

1/2 lb. sauerkraut

1/4 cup Russian dressing, recipe follows


Russian Dressing:

1/3 cup mayonnaise

1 1/2 tablespoons ketchup

1 1/2 tsp prepared horseradish

1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

salt and pepper; to taste

1 finely diced dill pickle

2 tablespoon grated onion



Combine all ingredients .

Heat panini grill. Brush the outside of the bread with butter. Spread each inside with dressing . Layer with the cheese, corned beef and sauerkraut between the slices of bread. Place on grill and heat until cheese is melted and heated through.