A Reuben (Of Sorts) by Max Halley

Featuring Walkers Worcester Sauce Flavour French Fries Crisps

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Whether you’re on a jolly in New York or hiding from the rain in a caravan in Skegness, there’s always time for a A Reuben sandwich (Of Sorts). There is a good reason why the Reuben has become one of the world’s great lunches and SURELY this is one of the greatest ever uses of crisps in a sandwich!?

Luckily for us enthusiasts, most of the supermarkets now sell packs of sliced pastrami or salt beef, making this a more achievable lunch at home than it might once have been.

Serves: 2

Requires Cooking: Yes

Vegetarian Option: No


  • 4 slices pastrami (or salt beef)
  • 2 heaped tablespoons sauerkraut, in a sieve to dry out a bit
  • 1 teaspoon of your favourite mustard (I like the Americantype)
  • 1 slice of good melting cheese (emmenthal or something like that)
  • 1 tablespoon mayo
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • A few shakes Tabasco
  • Crushed Walkers Worcester Sauce Flavour French Fries Crisps
  • 2 slices rye bread (if available) or seeded loaf


  1. 1 Toast both slices of the bread in your toaster and allow them to cool.
  2. 2 Pop the grill on.
  3. 3 Mix the ketchup and mayo together, shake in some Tabasco and spread on both pieces of bread.
  4. 4 Layer the bottom slice with the meat and sauerkraut, mustard accordingly and pop the slice of cheese on top of that.
  5. 5 Put that half under the gril until the cheese has completely melted.
  6. 6 Using a spatula, put the hot half on a chopping board and scatter the crushed Walkers Worcester Sauce Flavour French Fries Crisps all over the top half.
  7. 7 Lid on, bit of a squish and thank your lucky stars you decided to have this Reuben sandwich for lunch.

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