Explore the Pretzelbilities
Soft, fluffy dough enrobed in a crusty, golden brown exterior then gently sprinkled with just the right touch of salt, the soft pretzel is pretty perfect as is. And did we mention our Rye Street Soft Pretzels are hand-twisted in Brooklyn, New York for the ideal texture and flavor? Of course, you can serve them as-is, but in today’s world where burgers are served on ramen-noodle buns and croissants and donuts are blending together, you might want to get a little creative. Here are some of our favorite ways to serve soft pretzels morning, noon and night.
Pretzel French Toast
Coat pretzels in your signature French toast mixture. If possible, allow to soak overnight so the pretzel can really soak up the flavors. Cook on the griddle and serve as you normally would French toast—we suggest topping with maple syrup and crisp, chopped bacon to finish the sweet-savory effect.
Yes, you can also thaw pretzels and prepare them in a waffle iron. Mix up some French toast coating and then score pretzels to make sure they really absorb the flavors. Allow to soak, then cook in waffle iron for sweet, doughy goodness. Or, for a more savory option, leave pretzel as-is, generously coat waffle iron with non-stick spray and place in the center of iron to cook. These could be served as an appetizer as well.
Why serve poached eggs and Hollandaise on an English muffin when you could slap it on a soft pretzel?
Carefully slice pretzel in half, fill with your choice of cheese and grill to melty, slightly burnt perfection. Serve alongside tomato soup.
Top with your choice of meat and gooey, melty cheese. We have a sneaking suspicion that a Pretzel Hot Brown will result in plenty of lunch-menu orders, especially on a cold day.
Top with a scoop of crab meat and grated cheese. Broil until hot and melty. We recommend doing this with a Rye Street Jumbo Pretzel for an appetizer customers will rave about.
Amp up your appetizers by pairing soft pretzels with our new West Creek Spicy Sausage Dip or Craft Beer Cheese Dip.
Top pretzels with Parmesan cheese and serve with a side of pizza sauce.
Yep, throw those pretzels in the deep fryer, then serve with your choice of compound butter, pizza sauce or dip.
Spice Up Your Seasonings
Instead of topping pretzels with salt, brush lightly with butter and sprinkle with a combination of sesame seeds, poppy seeds, dried garlic, dried onion and coarse salt for everything pretzels. Or go sweet with a combination of cinnamon, sugar and nutmeg.
Top that pretzel with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce, whipped cream and crushed nuts.
A great use for leftover pretzels, replace the bread in bread pudding with pretzels for a sweet-savory dessert.
Just like a hard pretzel, soft pretzels are also delicious when dipped in chocolate. Serve them warm topped with ice cream and whipped cream.