The Original Reuben Sandwich

The Schimmel Reuben Sandwich

The Schimmel Reuben SandwichMatt Taylor-Gross

Pressing down on this sandwich with a spatula while it toasts in the pan is the key to achieving the outer crispness and well-melted cheese that you want in a Reuben. Pile the meat on generously but not more than an inch or two thick or else the interior won't get sufficiently warmed.