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BelleReve

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Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? Thu, 08/9/12 3:54 PM (permalink)
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? Thu, 08/9/12 4:02 PM (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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      kevincad

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      Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? Thu, 08/9/12 4:44 PM (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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        Michael Hoffman

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        Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? Thu, 08/9/12 4:55 PM (permalink)
        For supermarket-bought rye I'll second Beefsteak -- the seeded rye, not the seedless version.
         
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          Foodbme

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          Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? Thu, 08/9/12 5:25 PM (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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            Foodbme

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            Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? Thu, 08/9/12 5:33 PM (permalink)
            They say they make fresh bread:
            http://riverbendbakery.com/
             
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              ann peeples

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              Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? Thu, 08/9/12 9:18 PM (permalink)
              I will agree about Beefsteak rye....good as far as commercial bakeries go......
               
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                1bbqboy

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                Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? Thu, 08/9/12 9:38 PM (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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                  chefbuba

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                  Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? Fri, 08/10/12 12:00 AM (permalink)
                  San Francisco Sourdough.....(not the fluffy stuff that gets passed off as sourdough at most places.)
                   
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                    Foodbme

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                    Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? Fri, 08/10/12 12:11 AM (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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                      Lindseyup67

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                      Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? Fri, 08/10/12 8:42 AM (permalink)
                      My homemade herb bread, and a pannani press!!
                       
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                        Davwud

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                        Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? Fri, 08/10/12 9:40 AM (permalink)
                        I can't imagine how it would be better than on sourdough.
                         
                        DT
                         
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                          leethebard

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                          Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? Fri, 08/10/12 12:36 PM (permalink)
                          A quality seeded rye
                           
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                            kevincad

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                            Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? Fri, 08/10/12 1:22 PM (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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                              Phildelmar

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                              Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? Fri, 08/10/12 2:40 PM (permalink)
                              Sourdough
                               
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                                AndreaB

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                                Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? Fri, 08/10/12 3:02 PM (permalink)
                                I like that on a hearty wheat bread.
                                 
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                                  Phildelmar

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                                  Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? Fri, 08/10/12 3:36 PM (permalink)
                                  AM i being heretical in adding Dijon mustard?
                                   
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                                    lleechef

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                                    Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? Fri, 08/10/12 3:51 PM (permalink)
                                    Marble rye.
                                     
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                                      edwmax

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                                      Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? Fri, 08/10/12 3:55 PM (permalink)
                                      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

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                                        Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? Fri, 08/10/12 4:40 PM (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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                                          badart

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                                          Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? Fri, 08/10/12 5:41 PM (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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                                            ChrisOC

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                                            Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? Sun, 08/12/12 11:41 AM (permalink)
                                            Here in South Jersey, I go for Ginsberg rye.  I don't know if it available elswhere.
                                             
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                                              BelleReve

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                                              Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? Sun, 08/12/12 2:23 PM (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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                                                MetroplexJim

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                                                Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? Mon, 08/13/12 7:52 AM (permalink)
                                                Seed rye w/ yellow mustard.
                                                 
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                                                  agnesrob

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                                                  Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? Mon, 08/13/12 8:43 AM (permalink)
                                                  I would use a seeded rye and the mustard idea sounds delicious!
                                                   
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                                                    Foodbme

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                                                    Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? Mon, 08/13/12 10:06 AM (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!!!
                                                    <message edited by Foodbme on Mon, 08/13/12 10:08 AM>
                                                     
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                                                      SeamusD

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                                                      Re:Grilled ham and Swiss on what type of bread? Mon, 08/13/12 10:59 AM (permalink)
                                                      I like to make grilled sandwiches on potato bread.
                                                       
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