Leftover gammon Reuben sandwich

Leftover gammon Reuben sandwich

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If you’re wondering what to do with all that leftover gammon on Boxing Day, I’d like to offer you a very hip way to make something new with that hunk of roast meat in the fridge – be it gammon, roast lamb, even chicken. This Reuben is welcoming all visitors! The perfect ratio of meat to cheese to pickle – it’s just a good sandwich!


  • 1 T tomato sauce
  • 3 T mayonnaise
  • ½ t hot English mustard
  • 4 thick slices rye bread
  • 120 g sauerkraut
  • 100 g Woolworths sliced Emmenthal
  • 200 g cooked gammon, sliced
  • 100 g Woolworths sweet-and-sour sliced gherkins
  • Butter, for frying
  • potato chips, for serving

Cooking Instructions

1. Mix the tomato sauce, mayonnaise, and mustard. Spread liberally onto 2 slices of bread. Top with the sauerkraut, a few slices of Emmenthal, the sliced gammon and a few gherkins.

2. Spread some more dressing on the other slices of bread, then close the sandwich and press down a little bit. Heat a non-stick pan and add the butter. Toast the sandwich in the pan until golden brown and thoroughly toasted on either side. If the cheese isn’t melted to your liking, my trick is to pop it in the microwave for no more than 30 seconds – I won’t tell if you don’t!

3. Serve hot with some extra pickles and a large handful of potato chips.

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Photographer: Shavan Rahim
Food assistant: Bianca Strydom

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