Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day; this holiday always seems to sneak up on me. I’m not a huge fan of St. Patrick’s Day for two reasons: I always forget to wear green, and then I’m always being pinched because of that mistake. So, when the day comes, I get out of my car only to see the long succession of people who remembered to wear green.
With that said, I also have to admit that I love the green rivers, green drinks, green food, and green flowers that always appear in celebration. What can I say? I love a good themed party! For me, the best way to celebrate is with a delicious Reuben Sandwich. Whoever stacked the original Reuben Sandwich knew a thing or two about comfort foods. I wanted to share with you one of my favorite recipes that is a yummy twist on a classic Reuben! The Reuben Strudels from the Tiny Book of Party Recipes is one of my all-time favorites. It’s so delicious, I don’t even mind being pinched if it means I get a serving of this crowd-pleaser.
If you are hosting a St. Patrick’s Day party, make this wonderful Strudel for your guests. It looks complicated but it is NOT. Just follow the simple directions and get ready for rave reviews.
- 1 (17.3-ounce) package frozen puff pastry, thawed
- 4 tablespoons wholegrain mustard, divided
- 1 1⁄2 pounds sliced corned beef, divided
- 1 (14.4-ounce) can shredded sauerkraut, well drained and divided
- 3 cups shredded Swiss cheese, divided
- 1 large egg
- 1 tablespoon water
- Preheat oven to 400°. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll one pastry sheet into a 12x12-inch square. Trim edges of pastry. Spread 2 tablespoons mustard down center of pastry. Layer half of corned beef, half of sauerkraut, and half of cheese down center of pastry on top of mustard.
- Cut strips, and braid pastry. Transfer to prepared pan. Repeat procedure with remaining puff pastry, mustard, corned beef, sauerkraut, and cheese.
- In a small bowl, whisk together egg and 1 tablespoon water. Lightly brush crusts with egg mixture.
- Bake until golden brown, 25 to 30 minutes. Cut into slices to serve.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day, and don’t forget to wear GREEN!