Saturday, November 7, 2009

Suite Meal 3: Reubens and Smitten Kitchens Brown Butter Rice Crispies

Oh my! I have great news. Today I went to yard sales with my best friend and I found a Cuisinart Brick Oven (brand new usually 250) for 100 buckaroos!!!!

I HAVE AN OVEN!! I HAVE AN OVEN!!! LOL! I am already baking some Jalapeno Cheddar Bagels. You will see it very soon.....

Anyway, Smitten Kitchen is a incredible website. She posted a Brown Butter Rice Crispies (ESPECIALLY without an oven) this looked perfect for the family. It was more then perfect (SUPERB,MOUTHWATERING,HEAVENLY...). My husband declared them the best rice crispies ever. I actually have to go and make more tonight. He is in Mexico for work and announced that there better be some left. The girls ate them all by Friday! Ha! He deserves something special when he gets back.

Caramelized Shallots and Sauerkraut Reuben's
1 lb shallots
3 cps. Sauerkraut
3 TB raw horseradish
4TB butter

4 lb beef brisket with seasoning packets
2 cps. beef broth
salt and pepper

Rye Bread
Swiss Cheese

1.Add the 1/2 the seasoning packet, salt and pepper on one side of the brisket. Heat the skillet and sear. Add the rest of the seasoning to the other side of the brisket and flip. Add the beef broth to the brisket and turn on low heat and cook until tender. It takes about 4 hours.
2. (Do this towards the end of the brisket cooking)Cut the shallots in rings. Add it to two tablespoons of butter on medium high heat. Cook until soft and starting to brown.
3. Add the sauerkraut to the pan. Add two more tablespoons of butter and horseradish. Salt and pepper the sauerkraut and shallots. Caramelize. It takes about 8-10 minutes.
4. I use my panini maker. Add the Swiss cheese to both sides of the bread layer with the sliced brisket and sauerkraut. You can also use Thousand Island. I love it, but the husband hates it.


Oh my. Now, the best Rice Crispies EVER!

Salted Brown Butter Rice Crispies (From Smitten Kitchen)

I changed the recipe a little. I only had salted butter, so I did not add any more salt. Also I doubled the recipe.

2 sticks of salted butter
2 bags 10 oz. marshmallows
1 LG box of Rice Crispies (Family size. On the back it says 12 cps)

Here is the hint at why these are so different and so dangerously addictive:
1. Brown the butter. I constantly stirred the butter for about 4-5 min on Medium-High heat until a medium colored brown. You do not want it to burn. It is a fine line between brown butter and burnt butter. You can smell it when it is ready. It smells nutty and wonderful.
2. of the burner and add the marshmallows. Stir Stir Stir. If you need to add to the heat for a second. But it all melted for me without having to go back on the burner. Add the cereal.
3. I greased a 9x11 pan. It did not look like it was going to fit, but I pushed it down and compressed it. It fit perfect and it tasted wonderful.

I just want to let you know. My daughter called for these in her sleep. I am not joking!!! They are that wonderful.
Give these simple, yummy, and beautiful treats a try!!!

I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!!


  1. I saw those brown butter crispy treats when she wrote that post and wanted to try them really bad! I'm so glad you tried my turn to make them:)

  2. Woohoo!! That's a pretty good steal for $100. And a working one, too. You don't have to go crazy now. lol.

    Browned butter rice crispies?!?! Love it!!! That's a really great idea. I miss making them on weekends. I think it's time I make some just like those good old times.

  3. She called for them in here sleep...that is so awesome!! They sound too addictive...I must make some :D And a brick oven...jealous!! So cool :D

  4. you gotta love good yard sale finds!
    Oh I love the idea of the browned butter rice crispies!!!

  5. amazing what you can do from a hotel room nice job posting!

  6. Rice crisp looks really good and crunchy!

  7. Congrats on the oven and cooking with one again! My daughter is a rice-krispie fiend - will definitely be making those. Scrumptious!

  8. Those reubens looks so tantalizing! I saw that Rice Krispie square recipe on Smitten Kitchen and bookmarked it. Glad to hear they are as good as they look.

  9. I have "accidentally" browned the butter while making cripsy treats once. We liked them so much I do it on purpose now! I love a good reuben! Yours look fantastic.

  10. Reubens are my favorite sandwiches. I first tried it when I went on vacation to laughlin. Since then, I've always been eating it.

    Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  11. Two of my favorite foods...both look amazing. Browned butter is a great idea!

  12. Love the spike of horseradish in the reuben!

  13. this is such a great recipe! lots of flavor and spice going on here

  14. Fab recipe. Thanks for stopping by mine :)

  15. That reuben looks amazing. I love reubens. And I saw those rice krispie treats on smitten kitchen too! They look fabulous!

  16. I have never made rice crispy squares ever... This is a crime, no? I bet my Son would love them!

  17. The reuben sounds awesome and brown butter rice crispies are perfect little sweet treats!

  18. She called for them in her sleep!

    Okay no more waiting I'm making these!

    Btw, lets see a photo of your new oven?


Thank you so much for letting me know how you feel about my dishes.