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Pastrami Pretzel Sandwich

Clinton Kelly
Servings: 6
30 to 45 min
Part 1 of 2

Say so long to sliced bread and build this mouth-watering sandwich on a homemade pretzel.

  • Ingredients
  • step-by-step directions
Pastrami Pretzel Sandwich
  • 10 cups water
  • 2/3 cup baking soda
  • 3 pounds pizza dough (room temperature)
  • 2 eggs plus 1 tablespoon water whisked
  • flakey sea salt
  • 1 pound sliced pastrami
  • 1 cup sauerkraut (drained)
  • 6 slices of Swiss cheese
  • 3 tablespoons German mustard
  • dill pickles to serve
  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  •  Combine water and baking soda in a large pot and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  • Divide dough into 6 equal portions and roll out into logs, 20 inches long.
  • Twist into a tight pretzel with small holes. Repeat with all the dough portions.
  • Place one pretzel in the boiling water for a minute and remove with a large slotted spoon of spider.  Place on a baking sheet with greased parchment. Repeat with remaining dough.
  • Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with sea salt.
  • Bake in oven for 12-15 minutes or until dark golden brown.
  •  Remove from oven.
  •  Slice pretzels in half like a bagel. Spread mustard onto the top and bottom slices. Top the bottom slice with pastrami, sauerkraut and a slice of cheese. Place on a baking sheet and into the oven to melt cheese slightly. Remove from oven and top with remaining pretzel halves & serve with dill pickles.

    Helpful Tip
    - You can purchase pre-made pizza dough at the grocery store or at a nearby pizzeria.
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