This recipe is a bite-sized version of Carnegie Deli's most popular menu item, the Woody Allen Sandwich. Only a slight departure from the monster-sized menu staple, these RITZ mini sandwiches are flaky, delicious and fun to prepare. Using Carnegie Deli's signature ingredients like Pastrami, Corned Beef, and homemade Russian dressing, your guests will feel like this party snack is straight from the deli counter.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist
Russian Dressing:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • To make Russian Dressing, blend together the mayonnaise, ketchup, relish, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper. Stir until smooth.

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  • Place 10 RITZ Crackers on tray. Put about 1/4 tsp Russian dressing onto each cracker.

  • Cut corned beef and pastrami deli slices in half vertically.

  • Put two pieces each of corned beef and pastrami on each cracker.

  • Top with additional 1/4 tsp Russian dressing and remaining crackers to form sandwich.

Additional Preparation Tips:

Can be served open face.

Can use one meat if that is preferred.

Can be served with pickles.

Nutrition Facts

76 calories; protein 3.4g 7% DV; carbohydrates 5g 2% DV; fat 4.7g 7% DV; cholesterol 10.5mg 4% DV; sodium 274.5mg 11% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2014
Made this for friends this past Sunday and they were a big hit. I ended up heating the corned beef and pastrami a little before placing them between the ritz cracker. Pretty easy to make and everyone enjoyed it. Read More
(5)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/09/2014
This was an interesting combination for a Ritz cracker. I have never had pastrami before and only corned beef a few times. The dressing was on the thin side but had a nice taste. The meat and dressing would make much better grilled sandwiches. Ritz crackers have a very distinct taste and are heavy tasting that seem to over-power many of these oderbs. Maybe with a different style of Ritz possibly. I also thought it badly needed some swiss cheese to give it that deli sandwich taste to me. Read More
(5)
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
02/09/2014
This was an interesting combination for a Ritz cracker. I have never had pastrami before and only corned beef a few times. The dressing was on the thin side but had a nice taste. The meat and dressing would make much better grilled sandwiches. Ritz crackers have a very distinct taste and are heavy tasting that seem to over-power many of these oderbs. Maybe with a different style of Ritz possibly. I also thought it badly needed some swiss cheese to give it that deli sandwich taste to me. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2014
Made this for friends this past Sunday and they were a big hit. I ended up heating the corned beef and pastrami a little before placing them between the ritz cracker. Pretty easy to make and everyone enjoyed it. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
01/18/2014
While this was a great treat to have for #gameday. I found it had way to much meat. Using the Hillshire Farms deli slices my stack literally 2 1/2 inches tall. So I cut down to half the meat that was required. Other then that the sauce was nice a bit runny but nice. My family enjoyed this. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2014
These were delicious! I added a slice of swiss cheese layered in between the meats. Super tasty! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2014
These are quick and easy to make! The homemade russian dressing is delicious with the pastrami and corned beef. It is easy to assemble. I prefer it opened faced because it is easier to eat. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2014
The dressing is fantastic with the pastrami & corned beef! I'm happy to have the recipe to try with full sized sandwiches and look forward to making reubens by adding melted swiss and sauerkraut to the other ingredients--served on rye of course! YUM. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2014
So easy and so yummy! Made this for this past superbowl and it was a hit. The only thing I would recommend is make these right before your ready to eat so that the cracker does not get soggy from the dressing. Oh I did add a slice of baby swiss. Overall very good and I will make again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/16/2014
4-15-14: Pretty good taste great appearance. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2014
Insane! Only Carnegie Deli could come up with this. I doubles the meat and made it twice as good. Read More
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