Italian Grinder Pretzel Brioche Sub Sandwich
Elevate your lunch with a delicious twist on the classic recipe that’s perfect for any occasion.
If you’re a fan of the classic Italian Grinder Sandwich, you’ll love this take on the recipe using St Pierre Brioche Pretzel Rolls. Our version takes all the delicious ingredients you know and love, including Italian meats, cheese, and a crunchy salad, and elevates it with the soft and chewy texture of our brioche pretzel rolls.
This sandwich is perfect for a hearty lunch or dinner, and it’s a great way to impress your guests at your next gathering. The original Italian Grinder Sandwich recipe comes from the Northeastern United States, where it was traditionally made with Italian meats, cheese, and a variety of vegetables.
Our version uses St Pierre Pretzel Rolls to add a unique and delicious twist to the classic recipe. The soft and fluffy texture of the brioche pairs perfectly with the hearty meats and crunchy salad, creating a satisfying and flavorful sandwich experience.
What is the legit way to assemble your Italian Grinder Sandwich?
To assemble the sandwich, the broiled cheese must be placed on the base of the rolls. Then, the sliced meats must be stacked on it, then the sliced tomatoes, and a generous pile of the mixed salad. Finally, the sundried tomato mayo must be spread on the top of the rolls to create a delicious and satisfying sandwich.
How to eat an Italian Grinder Sandwich properly?
To eat the sandwich properly and not make a mess of it, you must first press it down. Then, make sure to hold it with both hands (and an optional napkin paper wrapped all around). Take a big bite, enjoying the combination of flavors and textures that make this Italian Grinder Sandwich so delicious. Whether you’re looking for a hearty lunch or a crowd-pleasing party appetizer, this recipe is sure to impress.
Can I substitute the Italian meats for other types of meat?
Yes, feel free to substitute the Italian meats in the recipe for other types of deli meats that you prefer. You can also use vegetarian or vegan substitutes if you prefer.
Can I make this sandwich ahead of time?
Yes, you can prepare the salad and sundried tomato mayo ahead of time and store them in the fridge until you’re ready to assemble the sandwich. You can also toast the rolls and broil the cheese ahead of time, and then reheat them in the oven or under the broiler just before adding the meat and salad.
What other types of cheese can I use instead of provolone or mozzarella?
You can use any type of cheese that melts well, such as cheddar, gouda, or fontina. You can also mix and match different types of cheese to create a unique and delicious flavor profile.
Can I use a different type of St Pierre roll instead of the pretzel rolls?
Yes, St Pierre offers a wide variety of brioche rolls that would work well for this recipe, such as Brioche Rolls or Brioche Hot Dog Rolls. Feel free to use the type of roll that you prefer or have on hand.
What sides would go well with this sandwich?
This sandwich pairs well with a variety of sides, such as potato salad, coleslaw, or a simple green salad. You could also serve it with a basket of crispy fries or some homemade chips.
What is the best way to store leftover sandwiches?
If you have any leftover sandwich, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and store it in the fridge for up to two days. To reheat, unwrap the sandwich and place it in the oven or under the broiler until the cheese is melted and the bread is crispy.
- 2 St Pierre Pretzel Rolls
- 1/6 iceberg lettuce, shredded
- ¼ red onion, thinly sliced
- Few thin slices red and/or green bell peppers
- 4 black olives, sliced
- ½ tsp dried oregano
- Good pinch salt and pepper
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
- 4 sundried tomatoes, chopped
- 3 tbsp mayonnaise
- 6 slices provolone or mozzarella cheese
- 2 tomatoes, sliced
- About 12 slices assorted Italian meats (such as Italian cooked ham, salami picante, cooked turkey, prosciutto crudo etc.)
- Parmesan cheese
- In a bowl mix together the lettuce, onion, bell peppers, sliced olives and dried oregano.
- Season with salt and pepper then drizzle over the olive oil, vinegar and mix well.
- Mix the chopped sundried tomatoes with the mayonnaise in another bowl and set aside
- Preheat the broiler (grill). Add the sliced cheese to the base of the rolls then pop under the broiler for a minute or two until melted
- Add the sliced tomato and the sliced meats
- Now pile on some salad and finely grate on some parmesan cheese
- Spread the sundried tomato mayo over the inside of the lids the pop on top