Looking for a delicious snack to enjoy while watching the football game or binge-watching Netflix? Do you enjoy Reuben sandwiches? If so, you might really enjoy this recipe for loaded Reuben Fries!
Cast Iron Reuben Fries
These cast iron loaded Reuben fries have all the elements of your favorite Reuben sandwich just piled on top of hot, crispy fries.
This simple recipe would be perfect for a football party, a weeknight gathering of friends, or just for you!
You will need the same ingredients for this recipe as you would for a classic Reuben sandwich, minus the rye bread of course!
To make this recipe you will need some french fries, corned beef, swiss cheese, tangy sauerkraut, Russian dressing, and caraway seeds.
If you love the taste of corned beef and Sauerkraut, try out my Leftover Corned Beef Crescent Rings.
Caraway seeds are the dried fruit of the caraway plant, and they have a mild anise flavor. Their flavor closely resembles that of fennel.
If you don’t have caraway seeds on your spice rack at home and don’t want to purchase them for one recipe, fennel seeds are a suitable alternative.
Making Russian Dressing for Ruben Fries
This recipe also calls for homemade Russian dressing, and it is also really easy to make.
You will need some ketchup, mayonnaise, dill pickles, hot sauce, honey, and smoked paprika.
All of these ingredients get whisked together in a small bowl, and your homemade Russian dressing for these loaded Reuben fries is ready to go.
You can make the Russian dressing in advance and store it in your refrigerator until you need it.
You will need to refrigerate your Russian dressing because mayonnaise has eggs in it.
Time to get to work on the rest of your ingredients for these Reuben fries! You can cook your french fries in an air fryer, on the stove in hot oil, or you can bake them.
Make sure that your fries are cooked and ready before you start heating your corned beef and sauerkraut on the stove so that everything will be hot when it’s time to build your loaded fries.
Speaking of fries, you can use any kind of fries that you like, use whatever fries happen to be your favorite or that you have on hand. Crinkle-cut fries, waffle fries, steak fries, or even sweet potato fries will work for this recipe.
Lots of people prefer making this dish with waffle fries, and if you find loaded Reuben fries at a restaurant it will probably be made with waffle fries or sweet potato fries.
You don’t need a restaurant though because you are making these bad boys at home!
How to Make Cast Iron Reuben Fries
Now that your fries and your sauerkraut and corned beef are ready, it is time for you to load up your cast iron skillet. Put the fries on the bottom of the skillet, and top with the corned beef and sauerkraut mixture and some Swiss cheese.
Place the cast iron skillet in the oven until the Swiss cheese has melted. Remove from the oven and top with your homemade Russian dressing and caraway seeds.
If you don’t have a cast iron skillet don’t worry, you can still make this dish. Build your fries on a parchment-lined baking sheet instead and place it in the oven until your Swiss cheese is melted.
There you have it, a cast iron skillet filled with yummy loaded Rueben fries. Simple to make, and sure to satisfy any cravings that you have for a Rueben sandwich with a unique twist!
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Cast Iron Loaded Reuben Fries
- Chop up cooked corned beef and place in a pan on low with sauerkraut. Cook just until warm and set aside. Shred Swiss cheese and set aside.
- Prepare Russian dressing by combining mayo, ketchup, pickles, paprika, honey, and hot sauce.
- Fry your French fries using an air fryer or deep fryer until crispy, season with kosher salt
- Once fries are hot, transfer to a cast iron skillet and top with corned beef, sauerkraut, and shredded Swiss. Broil for about 2-4 minutes until cheese is melted.
- Top with Russian dressing and caraway seeds