A meat-free - but not flavor free - alternative to this classic sandwich.
INGREDIENTS (for 6 servings):
- 1 pound smoked Cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 cup thousand island salad dressing, or to taste
- 1 (16 ounce) jar sauerkraut, drained
- 12 slices dark rye bread
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tomatoes, sliced
In a large mixing bowl, stir together the cheese and sauerkraut. Add enough dressing to coat, and mix thoroughly.
Butter each slice of bread on one side. Spread a thick layer of the cheese mixture onto unbuttered side of half of the bread slices. Top with sliced tomato and another slice of bread.
Heat a large skillet to medium-high heat. Fry sandwiches on both sides until the outside is toasted and the cheese is melted.