Last spring, I was asked by the Good Morning America producers to create a menu for people to enjoy while watching the Academy Awards. This recipe was inspired by a scene in the Oscar-nominated film Quiz Show. Now that fall is here, serve these mini-sandwiches during the half-time show on football Sundays, or rent the movie, make full-sized sandwiches and have a relaxing Friday night.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, Holiday Issue 1996


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20 mins


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  • Stir together mayonnaise, mustard and cayenne pepper in a small bowl. Spread the mayonnaise mixture over all of the bread slices. Sprinkle half of the cheese over half of the bread slices. Top with turkey pastrami, black pepper, sauerkraut and the remaining cheese. Place the remaining bread slices firmly on top.

  • Brush a little oil evenly over the bottom of a large nonstick skillet or griddle and heat over medium heat. Add the sandwiches in batches and cook until the undersides are lightly toasted and the cheese has melted, about 45 seconds per side. Add more oil to the pan as needed. Cut each sandwich into 2 triangles and serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

50 calories; protein 2.6g; carbohydrates 5.8g; dietary fiber 0.8g; sugars 0.6g; fat 1.7g; saturated fat 0.6g; cholesterol 6.2mg; vitamin a iu 27.9IU; vitamin c 0.5mg; folate 1mcg; calcium 34mg; iron 0.5mg; magnesium 0.9mg; potassium 8.7mg; sodium 158.6mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

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