The inspiration (actually the leftovers) of St. Patty’s Day moved Vicky Misha, of Meals with Misha fame, to develop something new on the Reuben scene: a Reuben Panini.
According to Vicky: “When it comes to St. Patrick’s Day cuisine, you instantly think of the traditional corned beef and cabbage and Irish soda bread, but that’s not the route we’re taking. Don’t worry; there is still corned beef in your future. Today we’re making a Reuben Panini. I made corned beef and cabbage earlier in the week and used the leftovers to create this sandwich.”
The sandwich is built on a sourdough bread platform, then heated in a panini press, which imparts a crunchiness not found in the original sandwich. It can also be made on the stove with a spatula. Here’s the entire recipe, from the innovative source.