Beginner's Box: Reuben Dinner Pie
Just about anything can be a “dinner pie.” These actually are quiches, as in “real men don’t eat ... .” Bruce Feirstein’s 1982 hit book dissing quiche resulted in an Americanization of the French-based pastry.
This one has an unusual crust made with salad dressing. No pastrami? Try Spam cubes.
REUBEN DINNER PIE
2⁄3 cup oatmeal
1⁄2 cup Thousand Island dressing
3⁄4 teaspoon salt
1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
1⁄8 teaspoon garlic powder
1 pound pastrami or corned beef slices, chopped
1⁄4 cup onion, chopped
16 ounce can sauerkraut, drained
2 cups swiss cheese, shredded
11⁄2 teaspoons caraway seeds
Parsley for garnish
Mix crust ingredients and press into bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
Combine filling ingredients. Spoon into shell. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes at 350 degrees or until cheese melts.