Latke Reubens

by Gail Simmons 10:43 AM, December 8, 2017

Aired December 12, 2017


One recipe of latkes

For the slaw:
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
1 1/2 teaspoons light or dark brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 1/2 cups shredded green cabbage (about a quarter of a small head)
1 Granny Smith apple, cut into matchsticks
1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion (about half a small onion)
2 celery ribs, thinly sliced
2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill

For the dressing:
3/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon prepared white horseradish
1 teaspoon hot sauce

To assemble:
1/2 pound thinly sliced pastrami, slices cut in half crosswise
Chopped fresh dill


For the slaw: In a large bowl, stir together the vinegar, mustard, sugar, salt and a generous pinch of pepper. Slowly whisk in the oil until well combined. Add the cabbage, apple, onion, celery and dill to the dressing; toss thoroughly to combine. Adjust the seasoning to taste. Let the slaw stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving.

For the dressing: In a medium bowl, stir together all of the ingredients. Adjust the hot sauce to taste. The dressing can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

To assemble: Spread about 1 teaspoon of the dressing on each latke. Top with a folded slice of pastrami and a heaping teaspoon of the slaw. Garnish with dill and serve.

"I came up with this little nosh for a holiday episode of 'The Feed,' my show with chef Marcus Samuelsson and comedian Max Silvestri, in 2014. Combining my family’s cherished latke recipe with the fillings of a classic Reuben sandwich, I created the ultimate Hanukkah deli delight. A perfect way to celebrate the Festival of Lights, it’s also a killer Super Bowl party snack or fun accompaniment to cocktails any time of year."

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