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2006/09/27 13:34:49 (permalink)

Pretzel Sandwiches

Looking at the Snacks section here, thread of Favorite Prtezels, I was thinking about a sandwich that is vey popular in Gewmany, especially at snack bars. They take a large soft pretzel (a bit more delicious than in US and with a slighty different shape - the bottom part is thinner, sort of like a handle), slice it in half like a roll or bread, and put in filling. Usually a lettuce leaf, tomato slice, sliced eggs, meat or cheese. Mustard or mayonnaise also. Handy and good.

Has anyone sighted these in the US of A?
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    Scorereader
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    RE: Pretzel Sandwiches 2006/09/27 13:49:27 (permalink)
    I've seen these at Oktoberfests and other german/bavarian festivals. Usually as a ham sandwich.
    I"ve also had a pretzel sandwich where the pretzel dough was straight (not twisted), and you could get sausage or kielbasa.
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    RE: Pretzel Sandwiches 2006/09/27 16:05:17 (permalink)
    Servatti's Pastry Shop in Cincinnati serves a large Bavarian style pretzel {about the size of a sheet cake}, and they will make sandwiches to order on the pretzels. I have had them at a couple of parties, and they are excellent!! Much better than any old giant sub sandwich.
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    RE: Pretzel Sandwiches 2006/09/27 16:21:29 (permalink)
    The Howard House Tavern in Elkton, MD does a crab filled pretzel. Haven't had it yet, but it is highly recommended.
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    RE: Pretzel Sandwiches 2006/09/27 16:28:26 (permalink)
    Interesting sandwich but this is not available in Knoxville, TN. But there is a lot that is not available here.

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    RE: Pretzel Sandwiches 2006/09/27 16:29:36 (permalink)
    I once saw some of these pretzel rolls at the Walmart on Nacodoches Road here in San Antonio,but that was a while ago.They don't have them anymore.
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    RE: Pretzel Sandwiches 2006/09/27 16:40:03 (permalink)
    I think sandwiches on pretzels (or pretzel bread) is an idea who's time has come. They're absolutely wonderful. For a brief time, there was a brew-pub on 42nd and 7th in NY that served these. It was the only reason (besides the theaters) that I every had to enter that area. Unfortunately, that building was torn down during the Disney-fication of Times Square.
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    RE: Pretzel Sandwiches 2006/09/27 16:59:56 (permalink)
    I realize it's a no-no to mention a chain in this thread but in this case I thought it might be appropriate.

    Bennigan's has a Turkey O'Toole sandwich made on a pretzel roll. I had it a few years ago. It was actually pretty good being it was Bennigan's. Click the link below for a picture.

    http://bennigans.com/menu/sandwiches.php
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    RE: Pretzel Sandwiches 2006/09/27 17:20:03 (permalink)
    I've got some little frozen stubby pretzles filled with cheese that you put in the nukrawave. They don't taste very good and are really bad for you, but I better finish them off, waste not want not and all of that.
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    RE: Pretzel Sandwiches 2006/09/27 22:34:06 (permalink)
    Try this Strawberry Pretzel Salad by Paula Deen:

    http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/cda/recipe_print/0,1946,FOOD_9936_20871_PRINT-RECIPE-FULL-PAGE,00.html
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    RE: Pretzel Sandwiches 2006/09/28 10:22:53 (permalink)
    We ate at Goose Island on Clark in Wrigleyville after a Cubs game last month - I had the Paulina Market Brat, with onions and white Wisconsin cheddar and German mustard on a fresh baked pretzel roll. Utterly delicious and highly recommended.
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    RE: Pretzel Sandwiches 2006/09/28 11:01:17 (permalink)
    Einstein Bros.bagels here serve a sandwich on a pretzel bagel.Absolutely marvelous..
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    RE: Pretzel Sandwiches 2006/09/28 11:33:17 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by fabulousoyster

    Try this Strawberry Pretzel Salad by Paula Deen:

    http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/cda/recipe_print/0,1946,FOOD_9936_20871_PRINT-RECIPE-FULL-PAGE,00.html


    My grandmother makes this at Thanksgiving and Christmas. It's so goooooood. Goes very quickly.
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    RE: Pretzel Sandwiches 2006/09/28 17:47:30 (permalink)
    a small chain in central Pa, Isaac's, features soft pretzel sandwiches. they are very good, here's a link[url]www.isaacsdeli.com[/url]
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    RE: Pretzel Sandwiches 2006/09/29 19:17:14 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by CheeseWit

    The Howard House Tavern in Elkton, MD does a crab filled pretzel. Haven't had it yet, but it is highly recommended.


    yes! it's good stuff. Lot's of Bay area places have them. We went to a crab shack on the Potomac and had the crab pretzels as an appetizer. They're sinfully delicous.

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    RE: Pretzel Sandwiches 2006/09/29 19:58:53 (permalink)
    Skippy's Hot Dogs in Winston-Salem, NC serves sandwiches and dogs on freshly baked pretzel rolls and they are outstanding.
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    RE: Pretzel Sandwiches 2006/10/01 13:58:03 (permalink)
    Someone brought up the old Sheetz thread, which reminded me that Sheetz (an all in one stop when you're on the road) sells sandwiches with the option to get a pretzel as your roll.
    It's good if you unwrap it immediately, but if it stays in the aluminum foil to long, it gets soggy...but then that's true for almost all hot sandwiches on any bread.

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    RE: Pretzel Sandwiches 2006/10/01 14:12:03 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Scorereader

    quote:
    Originally posted by CheeseWit

    The Howard House Tavern in Elkton, MD does a crab filled pretzel. Haven't had it yet, but it is highly recommended.


    yes! it's good stuff. Lot's of Bay area places have them. We went to a crab shack on the Potomac and had the crab pretzels as an appetizer. They're sinfully delicous.




    Is it a soft pretzel filled with a cheesy crab meat filling and then pan fried like The Howard House?
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    RE: Pretzel Sandwiches 2006/10/02 11:44:49 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by CheeseWit

    quote:
    Originally posted by Scorereader

    quote:
    Originally posted by CheeseWit

    The Howard House Tavern in Elkton, MD does a crab filled pretzel. Haven't had it yet, but it is highly recommended.


    yes! it's good stuff. Lot's of Bay area places have them. We went to a crab shack on the Potomac and had the crab pretzels as an appetizer. They're sinfully delicous.




    Is it a soft pretzel filled with a cheesy crab meat filling and then pan fried like The Howard House?


    soft pretzel stuffed with crab cheese mixture. It may have been baked in a skillet rather than pan fried.





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    RE: Pretzel Sandwiches 2006/10/03 19:15:42 (permalink)
    Trader Joes grocery stores have close to authentic Bavarian Pretzels. Just pop in the oven for a few and voila! tasty snack.

    in Germany, esp. in Bavaria thy take pretzels, slice them open and put butter inside. A very popular breakfast item found in most Bakerys there.
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    RE: Pretzel Sandwiches 2009/12/16 11:50:53 (permalink)
    Ed Levine has an amazing (to me) post on soft pretzels and soft pretzel sandwiches today from:
    Sigmund Pretzel Shop
    Address: 29 Avenue B, New York, NY 10009 (b/n 2nd and 3rd; map)
    Phone: (646)410-0333
    Website: http://www.sigmundnyc.com
    http://newyork.seriouseat...ity-manhattan-new.html



    The pretzel sandwiches ($7) are a fine idea. Made to order on a split soft pretzel, they have the right ratio of pretzel to filling. The fresh roasted turkey with gouda and apple was just about a perfect sandwich, and the Norwegian smoked salmon with dill cream cheese and cucumber was pretty swell as well. Tomato, mozzarella, and pesto will satisfy the tomato, mozzarella, and pesto freaks that seem to be everywhere, and the roast beef needed more juicy roast beef to make it work.



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    RE: Pretzel Sandwiches 2009/12/16 12:01:18 (permalink)
    Jungle Jim's in Fairfield OH at one time had a non profit operation selling pretzels and pretzel sandwiches to benefit Iraq veterans but it is no longer - I cannot remember its name nor find something about it online though.
    post edited by NYPIzzaNut - 2009/12/16 14:26:21
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    RE: Pretzel Sandwiches 2009/12/16 13:14:24 (permalink)
    While at school in York, PA I enjoyed Isaac's
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    RE: Pretzel Sandwiches 2009/12/16 15:36:26 (permalink)
    The Pretzel Shop on Pittsburgh's South Side has served me several very good pretzel sandwiches.

    However, this topic provokes me to rant about one of the most fundamentally misconceived meals I've ever eaten:

    More than a decade ago, a Loew's movie theater opened near us with a restaurant inside. We ate there once when we were running late for a movie, because it would be so convenient to eat at a nice restaurant inside the theater that it was worthwhile to experiment with that restaurant.

    I ordered a pulled pork barbecue sandwich served on a pretzel roll. It wouldn't be authentic, of course, but it might still be tasty.

    Perhaps the fundamental flaw of this sandwich is clear to you already. I no longer remember whether I thought of that problem before ordering; if I did think of it, I assumed that such an easily circumvented problem would be avoided as a matter of course.

    It was not until I was served that the misbegotten nature of this sandwich became apparent.
    Here's the problem: pulled pork is sloppy, and yet the pretzel roll it was served on had large holes. So when I lifted the sandwich, most of the filling fell through to the plate or my hands. And the restaurant didn't provide silverware until I asked.

    I have seen in the past year that the pulled pork sandwich on a pretzel roll is still on the Loews menu.
    Perhaps no one else has had an issue with the sandwich. Perhaps they have changed the sandwich to use a pretzel roll without large holes. Or perhaps they are relying on the fact that most of their patrons are eating in the dark.
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    RE: Pretzel Sandwiches 2009/12/16 18:26:37 (permalink)
    ralphmelton that's too funny. I can see that all talking place...a sad meal indeed. Maybe they serve it with fork and knife now.

    I've never actually had a pretzel sandwich but I'll be darned if those don't look truly amazing.
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    RE: Pretzel Sandwiches 2009/12/19 20:09:00 (permalink)
    EatingTheRoad

    Ed Levine has an amazing (to me) post on soft pretzels and soft pretzel sandwiches today from:
    Sigmund Pretzel Shop
    Address: 29 Avenue B, New York, NY 10009 (b/n 2nd and 3rd; map)
    Phone: (646)410-0333
    Website: http://www.sigmundnyc.com
    http://newyork.seriouseat...ity-manhattan-new.html



    The pretzel sandwiches ($7) are a fine idea. Made to order on a split soft pretzel, they have the right ratio of pretzel to filling. The fresh roasted turkey with gouda and apple was just about a perfect sandwich, and the Norwegian smoked salmon with dill cream cheese and cucumber was pretty swell as well. Tomato, mozzarella, and pesto will satisfy the tomato, mozzarella, and pesto freaks that seem to be everywhere, and the roast beef needed more juicy roast beef to make it work.



    Lawd have mercy,that's some delicious looking sammiches.
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    RE: Pretzel Sandwiches 2014/08/31 11:01:19 (permalink)
    While I've never had an actual pretzel sandwich I did recently have a very good sandwich on a pretzel roll, from Der Pretzel Wagen of Indianapolis.
     

     
     
    It's called the Greedo and has ham, turkey, bacon, cheddar, and wasabi on a pretzel roll.  Very filling and very tasty!
     

     
     
    And since Der Pretzel Wagen just happened to be parked outside Triton Brewing that day I was able to enjoy a nice microbrew with the sandwich.  This was their Magnificent Amber and while it was good it didn't cut through the sandwich well enough, so I ordered a half-pint of Railspliiter IPA and the extra IBUs made for a better match.
     

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    Re: Pretzel Sandwiches 2014/08/31 11:20:59 (permalink)
    Amusingly, my first encounter with a pretzel bun was in my college cafeteria - Burge Hall at the University of Iowa, '98-'02.  Today they've been remodeled into a food-court type of setup, but when I was there, they were still doing the old-style institutional food.  Better than grade school or high school, but nothing to write home about except for a few dishes.
     
    They opened a dedicated sandwich line and called it the "Clinton Street Deli", after the street Burge is on.  The meats, cheeses, and veggies were about the quality you'd expect, but one day there were pretzel buns being offered, and they were like a revelation.  They alone tripled the quality of the sandwich.  
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    Re: Pretzel Sandwiches 2014/08/31 12:29:43 (permalink)
    Costco is selling a bag of pretty good pretzel rolls!!!!
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