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Reuben Rolls

A green plate holding fried Reuben Rolls, with one opened to show the Reuben ingredients.

Reuben rolls made with sauerkraut is a great way to use up leftovers. Have leftover cabbage? Make a quick sauerkraut by chopping the cabbage finely, sautéing until wilted, and then tossing with the following ingredients: two tablespoons cider vinegar, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, 1/4 teaspoon of brown sugar, and a sprinkle of dried mustard. Reuben rolls also use corned beef, potatoes, and onions–all  staples that can find a great second life as delicious leftovers! The other key to this reuben rolls recipe? An easy to use deep fryer! You’ll want to heat yours to 375°F for a delicious deep fry.

Ingredients for Reuben Rolls 

2 cups sauerkraut, drained
½ c. onion, minced and sauteed
4 oz. corned beef, chopped
1 c. potatoes, cooked & diced
½ t. pepper
¼ t. salt
oil for frying
1 T. water
1 T. flour
12 (7″) egg roll wrappers
1 c. Swiss cheese, grated
thousand island dressing

  1. Press the drained sauerkraut with a paper towel to remove excess moisture. Mix the kraut, onion, beef and potatoes in a large bowl. Add the pepper and salt. Stir to blend.
  2. Heat your deep fryer oil to 375°F.
  3. In a small bowl, mix the water and flour with a teaspoon to make a paste.
  4. To assemble the rolls, place a wrapper diagonally (like a diamond) on a clean surface. Place ¼ – 1/3 c. of the mixture in the middle of the egg roll wrapper. Top with 2 T. cheese. Fold down the top corner, then the left & bottom corners, and roll. Seal the last corner with a dab of the flour paste.
  5. Add the rolls to the hot oil, turning occasionally, and cook for 1-2 minutes, or until golden brown.
  6. Drain the rolls on paper towels, and serve with the thousand island as a dipping sauce.

Makes 12 rolls.

Reuben Roll upgrade tip: Looking for a little extra crisp in these tasty rolls? Add tortilla or wonton strips in the mix for some added crunch.


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Published on Mar 14 2016

Last Updated on Nov 01 2018

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