The Playlist: Well, I couldn’t get the exact song I wanted but this one is pretty close. If you can overlook the references to ‘Monday night’ and a certain TV network, we’ll be right on track. Turn it up!
Serve With: Beer and other snacks. Although some New Yorkers enjoy Dr. Brown’s Cel-Ray soda with their corned beef, so you do you.
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Recipe source: Spicy Southern Kitchen
- 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed
- 1 egg
- 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 2 tablespoons Thousand Island dressing
- 6 slices Swiss cheese
- 1/2 cup sauerkraut, squeezed in paper towels to remove liquid
- 6 slices deli-sliced corned beef (Note: Use more meat if desired, up to 12 slices)
- 1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds, optional
- More Thousand Island for serving
- On a lightly floured surface, use a rolling pin on the puff pastry to flatten creases and extend the size just a little bit in all directions.
- Whisk egg with 1 tablespoon of water and lightly brush the top surface of puff pastry with the egg mixture.
- Keeping a half-inch border on all edges, lay slices of swiss cheese on top of puff pastry, overlapping slightly. You may need an extra slice or two to cover the space.
- In a bowl, mix together cream cheese and Thousand Island dressing. Spread on top of cheese layer.
- Evenly place sauerkraut on top of cream cheese layer.
- Lay corned beef slices on top of sauerkraut.
- Starting at one end, roll the pastry up jellyroll style, keeping a fairly tight roll. Brush the far edge of pastry with egg wash and press to seal it to the roll.
- Wrap in plastic wrap and chill it in the freezer for 20 minutes. (Or refrigerate for 1-2 hours.)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and give it a light spritz with cooking spray.
- Cut the pastry roll into 16-18 thin slices and place them on the baking sheet.
- Sprinkle with caraway seeds, if using.
- Bake for 20-24 minutes, or until golden.
- Serve with extra Thousand Island dressing for dipping.