Looking for a unique way to enjoy a reuben sandwich? These Rueben Egg Rolls have all of the flavor of a traditional reuben sandwich, with loads of crunch. Homemade Russian dressing for dipping sends this recipe over the top. These tasty packages are perfect served as an appetizer, or for party guests. Additionally, they are super easy to prepare. Leftovers (if there are any), will keep for up to three days in the fridge. This recipe is also perfect to use up any leftover corned beef from your St. Patrick’s day celebration!
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HOW TO PREPARE CORNED BEEF FOR REUBEN EGG ROLLS
Of course, you do not have to get as fancy as I did and make your own corned beef. However, if you want to test your culinary skills, click here for my recipe. This will require the use of a brisket and precision cooker, as I used the sous vide technique. What is sous vide? It is a French technique of cooking certain foods over a long period of time at a low temperature. Cook times and temperature settings will vary depending upon what you are preparing. In this case, the brisket would be placed in a vacuum pouch or tightly sealed bag. The bag is then placed in a warm bath water that is regulated by the precision cooker. For my recipe, allow up to 10 hours.
Thankfully, most briskets that are available in your local grocery stores, are packaged with a pickling spice. You will not believe how tender the corned beef is using the sous vide technique.
Again, feel free to drop by the deli counter and purchase the corned beef. It is definitely a time-saver and will work just as well in this recipe for Reuben Egg Rolls.
KEYS TO MAKING THE MOST PERFECT REUBEN EGG ROLLS
Be sure to dice the corned beef, as opposed to shredding. Additionally, rinse and squeeze out as much water as you can from the sauerkraut. Although, I have listed to use either Gruyère or Swiss cheese, I actually used a combination of shredded Gruyère and Jarslberg. Believe me, Swiss cheese will do just fine, and is also a cost savings.
DO NOT, and I repeat, DO NOT use Vegan egg roll wrappers. The texture is not the same as traditional wrappers as they tend to break apart during filling and wrapping.
If you are going to give sous vide corned beef a go, check out my recipes for Corned Beef and Cabbage and The Best Two-Cheese Reuben Sandwich. This sandwich was recently featured in the March 2021 issue of Neighbors of South Charlotte Magazine.Print
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