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Old 05-24-2010, 02:55 AM   #1
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Question about RYE bread

So I have a recipe that calls for rye bread.

It's a hamburger recipe. It's basically swiss cheese, grilled onions, and ground sirloin. And the rye bread is supposed to be the buns.

Easy enough, so I went to the market, and I found four different types of rye bread from Oroweat.

1. Dill Rye
2. Extra Sour Rye
3. Jewish Rye
4. Russian Rye

I'm absolutely confused as to which rye bread the recipe is calling for, and which of these would suit the recipe I'm planning on using.

I also noticed that rye bread is quite wide in shape. I don't know why the recipe calls for such bread, when the burger patty is round. I hate burgers with areas of it, which have no meat but just bread...

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Old 05-24-2010, 05:58 AM   #2
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I usually use a good Jewish Rye, but a Dill Rye is good also. Patty Melts are wonderful, enjoy! You won't notice the missing neat parts with all the cheese and onions on it.
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Old 05-24-2010, 06:58 AM   #3
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Yes, it's called a "Patty Melt" and my favorite is a good Jewish Rye, grilled, dressed with Russian Dressing (or 1000 Island) and a dill pickle spear on the side.

"also noticed that rye bread is quite wide in shape. I don't know why the recipe calls for such bread, when the burger patty is round. I hate burgers with areas of it, which have no meat but just bread..."

It's not made from a hamburger patty (hamburger meat or ground chuck), although one can be used as a short cut, but, like you said, ground sirloin, pressed thin, is what is called for (much better flavor) and is generally shaped square to nearly the size of the grilled bread.

A Patty Melt is not a kind of hamburger. It's a different sort of grilled sandwich entirely.
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Old 05-24-2010, 08:53 PM   #4
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So what exactly is a "good Jewish" rye bread? Would Oroweat qualify?

Also, what's the difference between a Jewish rye bread and Dill rye bread?

Thanks!
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Old 05-24-2010, 09:19 PM   #5
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Any kind of rye can work. You can shape the patty to match the shape of the bread or trim the bread to match the shape of the patty.
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Any kind of rye can work. You can shape the patty to match the shape of the bread or trim the bread to match the shape of the patty.
If I shape the patty like the rye bread, would it affect the cooking process, since it's not round but more oval?

Also, how do you recommend I toast the rye bread? Just butter up the frying pan and lay 'em on top?
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If I shape the patty like the rye bread, would it affect the cooking process, since it's not round but more oval?

Also, how do you recommend I toast the rye bread? Just butter up the frying pan and lay 'em on top?
If you have to make the burger thinner to get it to cover the whole piece of bread, it will cook in less time. If you make a bigger burger the same thickness as the patty, it will cook about the same.

Assemble the sandwich then put it into a hot buttered pan as you said. Brown one side then turn it over and repeat. Use a sandwich/panini press if you have it.
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Thanks a lot!

I don't have a panini press. All I have is a grill pan, so I guess I'll just toast the broad on a frying pan or grill pan.
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Thanks a lot!

I don't have a panini press. All I have is a grill pan, so I guess I'll just toast the broad on a frying pan or grill pan.
Sounds like you're ready. Go for it.
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Thanks a lot!

I don't have a panini press. All I have is a grill pan, so I guess I'll just toast the broad on a frying pan or grill pan.

somehow i don't think the "broad" would like that one little bit. just kidding with you, we all make typos. just made me laugh though. i know, i know weird sense of humor.
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