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Brisket Sandwich

The Backstory: Brisket is something that I have eaten many times (and loved each and every time). Sure, I’ve had it on a plate and on a sandwich as a nosh. But the first time I had this sandwich, I could not believe what I had  missed all the years. It was so different, yet it was brisket with a kick.More of the Backstory after the recipe

brisket sandwich from The Jewish Kitchen

Brisket Sandwich

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Servings: 2 People
Tasty from the garlic and the hint of paprika this warm beef when dip into the gravy is just like having heaven on a plate.
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb. Warm Beef Brisket this is made from leftovers
  • 2+ cups Brisket gravy heated
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and cut in 1/2
  • 2 loaves of club bread, cut lenghtwise or, hero or french breads
  • oil for drizzling
  • paprika for sprinkllng

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Smear each part of bread with very little oil, rub garlic over all the bread. Discard garlic. Sprinkle on a little paprika. Put bread on rack in oven and toast for about 3 minutes. Do not burn the bread, Just lightly toast it. Remove. Place on a plate and divide the amount of meat you desire, for each sandwich. Add a little gravy. Close sandwich and cut in half.. Serve a cup of gravy with each sandwich. Remember to dip the sandwich into the hot gravy.

…The Backstory continues: There was a deli in Staten Island, New York were I lived. I knew the family that owned the deli, and we frequented the restaurant often. Looking to try something different, I started to read the menu. The one word that stuck out  was “garlic”.  Anything with garlic is okay with me. I asked the waiter how is was prepared. I was sold as soon as he told me the process. Simple. of course I ordered it, and every time I went there it was my go-to thing.  I could not believe it replaced my pastrami sandwich.

You can easily make this at home with leftover brisket and a sub roll or some leftover French bread. I encourage you to do so–it’s so simple and you will fall in love with brisket again. It’s worth picking up a few slices of meat from your local deli, just to make this sandwich. Just don’t forget to ask for some brisket gravy to go with it.

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Myrna Turek

Myrna Turek

I'm a domestic goddess who got my 'PhD' in Home Ec in the early 1960s. I was married for 52 years and have six grandchildren. If it were up to me, everything would be fried. Including chocolate.
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