Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread?

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2012/08/09 15:54:37 (permalink)

Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread?

I love homemade grilled ham and Swiss, which I usually make on toasted Pepperidge Farm dark pumpernickel  but this last time I switched to PF's seeded Jewish rye, and didn't like it  that much.  I found it didn't have a strong enough rye flavor, and it was dry even with an advanced expiration date.
 
Please help me with some recommendations for other rye bread brands, or other bread choices for a ham and Swiss. 
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    ScreamingChicken
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    Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? 2012/08/09 16:02:58 (permalink)
    Since you're in NOLA, what about the bread used for a muffuletta?  It seems like it would grill up nicely.
     
    Beefsteak is my usual choice for storebought rye because it's a common product, but I also like the S. Rosen breads when I can find them.
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    Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? 2012/08/09 16:44:26 (permalink)
    BelleReve

    I love homemade grilled ham and Swiss, which I usually make on toasted Pepperidge Farm dark pumpernickel  but this last time I switched to PF's seeded Jewish rye, and didn't like it  that much.  I found it didn't have a strong enough rye flavor, and it was dry even with an advanced expiration date.

    Please help me with some recommendations for other rye bread brands, or other bread choices for a ham and Swiss. 

    Good sourdough works nicely!
     
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    Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? 2012/08/09 16:55:43 (permalink)
    For supermarket-bought rye I'll second Beefsteak -- the seeded rye, not the seedless version.
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    Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? 2012/08/09 17:25:34 (permalink)
    Since you're in NOLA, how 'bout a buttered and grilled Po Boy roll, then put ham & cheese on it and stick it open faced under a broiler to melt the cheese.
    I'm sure there's a Mom & Pop fresh bread bakery somewhere in the area that makes a good loaf of rye bread or a rye bread roll.
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    Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? 2012/08/09 17:33:19 (permalink)
    They say they make fresh bread:
    http://riverbendbakery.com/
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    Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? 2012/08/09 21:18:39 (permalink)
    I will agree about Beefsteak rye....good as far as commercial bakeries go......
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    Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? 2012/08/09 21:38:41 (permalink)
    Why the switch from pumpernickel?
    I wish someone made a good store brand pumpernickel out this way, but it never seems to have been popular out here in the PNW.
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    Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? 2012/08/10 00:00:36 (permalink)
    San Francisco Sourdough.....(not the fluffy stuff that gets passed off as sourdough at most places.)
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    Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? 2012/08/10 00:11:20 (permalink)
    I've not seen or heard of Beefsteak Rye out here. I sent Hostess Brands an email to see if it's sold in God's Country.
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    Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? 2012/08/10 08:42:32 (permalink)
    My homemade herb bread, and a pannani press!!
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    Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? 2012/08/10 09:40:25 (permalink)
    I can't imagine how it would be better than on sourdough.
     
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    Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? 2012/08/10 12:36:57 (permalink)
    A quality seeded rye
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    Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? 2012/08/10 13:22:44 (permalink)
    Foodbme

    I've not seen or heard of Beefsteak Rye out here. I sent Hostess Brands an email to see if it's sold in God's Country.

    No, it's not here in Georgia..... :)
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    Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? 2012/08/10 14:40:45 (permalink)
    Sourdough
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    Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? 2012/08/10 15:02:20 (permalink)
    I like that on a hearty wheat bread.
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    Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? 2012/08/10 15:36:35 (permalink)
    AM i being heretical in adding Dijon mustard?
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    Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? 2012/08/10 15:51:59 (permalink)
    Marble rye.
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    Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? 2012/08/10 15:55:10 (permalink)
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    Foodbme

    I've not seen or heard of Beefsteak Rye out here. I sent Hostess Brands an email to see if it's sold in God's Country.

    No, it's not here in Georgia..... :)
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    Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? 2012/08/10 16:40:11 (permalink)
    That combo screams pumpernickel or rye to me. I also support the Beef Steak Rye (seeded). It's a pretty good store bought brand. If you've got a local bakery, tho then I'd check with them. Or you could try your hand at baking your own. Getting a good ham is also a trial. I rather like Sahlen's store bought ham for most things, but I'd rather have a nice bake it yourself smoked ham. Unfortunately, they're getting harder and harder to find. Too many people are satisfied with these precooked hams. Sad.
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    Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? 2012/08/10 17:41:15 (permalink)
    Phildelmar

    AM i being heretical in adding Dijon mustard?

     
    Not for me! Like a good spicy brown as well. I slather both sides of the inside of the bread before I add the cheese and ham.
     
    I agree with seeded rye, but any semi-crusty sturdy bread will do.

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    Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? 2012/08/12 11:41:17 (permalink)
    Here in South Jersey, I go for Ginsberg rye.  I don't know if it available elswhere.
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    Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? 2012/08/12 14:23:18 (permalink)
    Thanks for all your tips, Beefsteak and Ginsberg are not  brands I'm familiar with, will have to research, but have an idea they aren't distributed in our area.
     
    Screaming Chicken - there are stores that carry muffuletta style bread, but they are large and very dense (think of a hamburger bun on steroids) great for soaking up olive salad mix, but too much bread for other types of sandwiches.  Now, a loaf of regular Italian bread would work, I've seen them rectangular and oval shaped, braided with a seeded top that might be good.
     
    Sourdough & dark wheat - excellent choices, didn't think about them.   
     
    Foodbme - if wer'e talking about the same thing, those French bread rolls are called pistolettes, and make good sandwiches, great for parties, put a plate of them out, platters of ham, turkey, assorted cheese slices, condiments, and everyone makes their own.
     
    1bbqboy -  I usually use Pepperidge Farm's dark pump, not just for ham, but good with most sandwich fillings, this time I just wanted to change things up. 
     
    Lindseyup67 & Root-Beer Man  - homemade breads sound wonderful, actually on my "To Do" list for the fall, baking bread, and I miss cornbread and biscuits, but just too hot right now to think of using the oven.   
     
    Phildelmar - dijon's fine, I use mayo on one half, either dijon or Zatarain's Creole mustard on the other, which I've heard you can get at Whole Foods, though probably any brown, coarse-grained mustard might do as well.
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    Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? 2012/08/13 07:52:23 (permalink)
    Seed rye w/ yellow mustard.
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    Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? 2012/08/13 08:43:37 (permalink)
    I would use a seeded rye and the mustard idea sounds delicious!
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    Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? 2012/08/13 10:06:16 (permalink)
    RF'er Docbigsky, has a place up in MT that serves a BODACIOUS Grilled Cheese:
    It's worth the price of a plane ticket to go get one! http://www.buckst4.com/
    Bison Meatloaf Grilled Cheese
    Smoked Cheddar and Swiss Cheese, Slabs of Hearty Meatloaf, Home-made Smoked Tomato Catchup, Onion Straws on Thick Cut Sourdough, Served with Hand-cut Montana Fries!!!
    post edited by Foodbme - 2012/08/13 10:08:18
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    Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? 2012/08/13 10:59:36 (permalink)
    I like to make grilled sandwiches on potato bread.
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