Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread?

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BelleReve
Double Chili Cheeseburger
2012/08/09 15:54:37
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. 
Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? 2012/08/09 16:02:58
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.
kevincad
Cheeseburger
Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? 2012/08/09 16:44:26
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!
 
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? 2012/08/09 16:55:43
For supermarket-bought rye I'll second Beefsteak -- the seeded rye, not the seedless version.
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? 2012/08/09 17:25:34
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.
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? 2012/08/09 17:33:19
They say they make fresh bread:
http://riverbendbakery.com/
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? 2012/08/09 21:18:39
I will agree about Beefsteak rye....good as far as commercial bakeries go......
1bbqboy
Filet Mignon
Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? 2012/08/09 21:38:41
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.
chefbuba
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? 2012/08/10 00:00:36
San Francisco Sourdough.....(not the fluffy stuff that gets passed off as sourdough at most places.)
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? 2012/08/10 00:11:20
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.
Lindseyup67
Cheeseburger
Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? 2012/08/10 08:42:32
My homemade herb bread, and a pannani press!!
Davwud
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? 2012/08/10 09:40:25
I can't imagine how it would be better than on sourdough.
 
DT
leethebard
Sirloin
Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? 2012/08/10 12:36:57
A quality seeded rye
kevincad
Cheeseburger
Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? 2012/08/10 13:22:44
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..... :)
Phildelmar
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? 2012/08/10 14:40:45
Sourdough
AndreaB
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? 2012/08/10 15:02:20
I like that on a hearty wheat bread.
Phildelmar
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? 2012/08/10 15:36:35
AM i being heretical in adding Dijon mustard?
lleechef
Sirloin
Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? 2012/08/10 15:51:59
Marble rye.
edwmax
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? 2012/08/10 15:55:10
kevincad

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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Root-Beer Man
Cheeseburger
Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? 2012/08/10 16:40:11
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.
badart
Junior Burger
Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? 2012/08/10 17:41:15
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.

ChrisOC
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? 2012/08/12 11:41:17
Here in South Jersey, I go for Ginsberg rye.  I don't know if it available elswhere.
BelleReve
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? 2012/08/12 14:23:18
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.
MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? 2012/08/13 07:52:23
Seed rye w/ yellow mustard.
agnesrob
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? 2012/08/13 08:43:37
I would use a seeded rye and the mustard idea sounds delicious!
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? 2012/08/13 10:06:16
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
SeamusD
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? 2012/08/13 10:59:36
I like to make grilled sandwiches on potato bread.