All the beauty of a classic Reuben sandwich, baked in a potato. Corned beef, sauerkraut, Thousand Island dressing, and swiss cheese is one of the best combos knows to man! This makes for an easy weeknight meal OR great game-day appetizer.
As a kid, I always wondered how dads arrived to be the kind of dad who told dad jokes. My dad was no exception. (“Dad, I’m hungry!!” “Nice to meet you, Hungry, I’m Thirsty.”)
Well now I know, because my husband is turning into a living, breathing Dad Joke.
Take the Amelia Bedelia book we’re reading aloud to the kids right now. He laughs (loud, belly-laughs) at every.single.pun. The kids sit in silence at first because they never get the joke, but then laugh because kids always laugh when someone else is laughing. (An admirable trait, I think.)
Amelia Bedelia is in ballet class. The teacher tells the kids to go to the barre. Amelia says, “I’m too young to go to a bar.” I can hear Eric having a good chuckle at this behind me.
The teacher tells the kids to plie, and turn their feet out, “until a big piece of pizza would fit between your feet.” They all do it, except Amelia, whose feet are much too far apart. “I love pizza,” she says, “That’s how much I would eat!” HE’S LAUGHING OUT LOUD.
Now the only thing left to wonder is when the Mom Jokes are going to start. Am I already there? How will I know??
Back when Eric and I used to live in Indiana, we would always go to this amazing kosher-style restaurant called Shapiro’s. (If you are ever in Indianapolis, look it up; it’s LEGIT.) Specifically legit were their classic Reuben sandwiches. We are talking corned beef like a mile high and the most amazing rye bread ever. That is where I fell in love with all things Reuben. (Before that, I thought I didn’t even like sauerkraut. The shame!)
I decided to throw the flavors into a Twice Baked Potato. I am seriously in love! I ate mine on top of a bunch of mixed greens and topped the whole thing off with more Thousand Island dressing. It was amazing!! (I have been throwing most of my dinners lately directly on top of my side salad. I’m kinda loving it.)
I was feeling pretty lazy as I threw the cheese on top of these potatoes, and tons landed on the sheet pan, meaning it got baked all crispy, like in the photo above. But then I scraped it off and threw it on top of the potato I was eating…OH MY GOSH. Crispy Swiss cheese is like this whole other thing!! Tons of flavor. So be a little lazy when you sprinkle your cheese.
We had these for dinner like I mentioned, but they are finger food enough that you could totally bring these as an appetizer to any March Madness games you plan to watch!
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