Perfect Pastrami Melt

Posted by Unknown Sunday, October 11, 2009
Taste Level: GR
Cost: $20 and under
Serves: 1-2
Prep Time: 5-10 min.
Cook Time: 10-15 min.
Difficulty: 1

We had some great pastrami and I wanted to make something easy but delicious with it. I decided I would make a melt since we also had some great deli Swiss. The pastrami was so good I did not want to over power it with too much flavor. I decided I would add some green onion and mustard. I did a rethink and decided some creole mustard would enhance the flavor of the pastrami in a way that regular mustard would not be able to. I am glad I made the change because this was a great melt! I ended up eating Zo's half (she was at work) and decided I would make us both a fresh one when she got home. I ended up not making them until the next day but when she took a bite she exclaimed, "We have to have these on our Restaurants Menu!" So when we get a restaurant I guess we will have to serve breakfast and lunch!

2-4 deli slices of turkey Pastrami
2 slices of deli Swiss
1 small to medium green onion (sliced)
2 tsp creole mustard
2 tsp Brummel and Brown (or softened butter)
2 slices of multi grain sourdough bread

Heat a 10 inch non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Once heated add pastrami slices and green onion, warming for 2 minutes. Flip pastrami slices and stir around onion warming an additional 1-2 minutes. Remove pastrami and onions, wipe out skillet with a paper towel and return pan to burner.

Spread 1/2-1 tsp of creole mustard onto each slice of bread, then on one slice of bread add a slice of Swiss, then spread the green onions over that slice of Swiss, layer pastrami evenly over onions, lay the other slice of Swiss over the pastrami and top with the other slice of bread.

Spread 1/2-1 tsp of Brummel and Brown over top slice of bread and lay sandwich butter side down into heated skillet and press down firmly with a spatula to flatten. Cook for 4-6 minutes and then spread the another 1/2-1 tsp of Brummel and Brown on the un-buttered slice of bread (you may want to remove the sandwich from skillet so as not to burn yourself.) Now place the newly buttered slice of bread butter side down into skillet and once again press firmly with spatula to flatten. Cook 4-6 minutes or until desired crispness has been reached. Remove from skillet and cut down center diagonally.

Serve warm and enjoy!


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