A Complete Guide to Martin’s Rolls and Bread Products
January 6, 2020
15 min. read
Pictured, L to R: (Top) Cinnamon-Raisin Butter Bread, Hoagie Roll, Butter Bread, Seeded Big Marty’s, 100% Whole Wheat Potato Bread, Dinner Potato Roll, Potatobred Stuffing; (Middle) Cinnamon-Raisin Swirl Potato Bread, [Hoagie Roll], Long Potato Roll, Sandwich Potato Roll, Top-Sliced Long Potato Roll, Slider Potato Roll, Party Potato Roll, Cinnamon-Sugar Swirl Potato Bread; (Bottom) Potatobred Stuffing, 4-Inch Potato Roll, 100% Whole Wheat 12 Sliced (Slider) Potato Roll, Potato Bread, Unseeded Big Marty’s, 5-Inch Potato Roll, Maple Brown Sugar Swirl Potato Bread)
Picture this: You have some delicious ground beef in the fridge at home that you plan to make into hamburgers for dinner tonight. You stop at the grocery store on the way home for some toppings and hamburger buns (Martin’s buns, of course). You arrive at the bread aisle and take a look at all of the Martin’s rolls that you can buy: Big Marty’s, Sandwich Rolls, Slider Rolls… Your job just got a bit more difficult.
Is the Big Marty’s roll too big for my burger patties? What is the size difference between a Slider Roll and a Dinner Roll? How can bread be both 100% Whole Wheat and Potato-based?
Don’t worry. Before you find yourself at a loss for which bun to buy, we’ve got an expert’s guide for the best Martin’s products to buy for all kinds of meals, burgers, and sandwiches, so you can be fully prepared for your next grocery trip!
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What is the best Martin’s Product for…
Pictured, L to R: (Top) Potato Bread, Old-Fashioned Real Butter Bread, 100% Whole Wheat Bread, (Bottom) Cinnamon-Raisin Swirl Potato Bread, Cinnamon-Raisin Butter Bread, Cinnamon-Sugar Swirl Potato Bread, Maple Brown Sugar Swirl Potato Bread
If you’re looking for a roll for your sandwich, our Sandwich Rolls are the obvious choice. They’ve got plenty of surface area for all your sandwich toppings. If you’re looking for a smaller size sandwich roll for a lunch or appetizer, check out our Slider Rolls! There are also a couple of options if you’d prefer a smaller tea-sandwich size—both our Dinner Rolls or Party Rolls would be great (just remember that neither comes pre-sliced).
If you’d prefer sliced bread for your sandwich, you can’t go wrong with our standard Potato Bread. However, the Butter Bread is also a delicious choice, particularly for grilled sandwiches due to its buttery taste. Additionally, if you’re looking to add more grains to your diet, then our 100% Whole Wheat Potato Bread is the way to go. Our wheat bread is remarkably soft, making it a satisfying and healthy alternative. (If you’re looking for a more interesting and sweet addition to your sandwich, try any of our swirl breads! They complement both savory and sweet toppings perfectly!)
Pictured, L to R: Slider Potato Rolls, Sandwich Potato Rolls, Institutional 4-Inch Potato Rolls, Institutional 5-Inch Potato Rolls
To decide on which hamburger bun to use, first think about the size of the burger, chicken patty, veggie burger, etc. If your protein is about 4oz, our Sandwich Rolls will be perfect. If you’re cooking up more than 4oz for one burger/sandwich, reach for our Big Marty’s Rolls. If you’re looking to make a slider with about 3oz of meat or another protein, our Slider Rolls are probably your best bet. Got something less than 3oz? Keep reading for our slider section below.
Pictured, L to R: (Top) Sandwich Potato Rolls, Institutional 5-Inch Potato Rolls, Institutional 4-Inch Potato Rolls, Institutional Unseeded Big Marty’s; (Bottom) Slider Potato Rolls, Big Marty’s Rolls
P.S. If you’re craving a truly monster burger, you can find a number of restaurants making ½-lb creations (or larger) on our institutional 4-inch and 5-inch Potato Rolls!
FAQ: What is an institutional product? Institutional products are those that are only available for restaurant use and are not available for retail sale.
Pictured: (Top) Dinner Potato Roll, (Middle, L to R) Party Potato Roll, 100% Whole Wheat 12-Sliced Slider Potato Roll, (Bottom) Slider Potato Roll
Martin’s has a bun for just about any size slider. Our Slider Rolls are perfect for about a 3oz protein, like turkey burgers, hamburgers, or veggie burgers. The Dinner Rolls can hold about the same or slightly smaller protein. And, if you’re looking for a bite-size slider, reach for our Party Potato Rolls. Just remember that the Dinner Rolls and Party Rolls do not come pre-sliced.
*Note: Martin’s 100% Whole Wheat 12-Sliced (Slider) Potato Rolls have been discontinued. We recommend substituting these with our regular Slider Potato Rolls, or with our 100% Whole Wheat Potato Bread.
Barbecues and Grilling?
If you’re grilling up some burgers or sliders, refer to those sections above. If you’re making pulled pork, ribs, or another saucy barbecue meat, you’re probably going to want to choose a larger bun, like our Big Marty’s or Sandwich Rolls to have enough room for plenty of meat and sauce. And, of course, if you’re making hot dogs or sausages, our Long Rolls are the perfect choice.
Hot Dogs/Subs/Long Sandwiches?
Pictured (L to R): Long Potato Rolls, Hoagie Rolls, Institutional Top-Sliced Long Potato Rolls
We have two great options for long subs and sandwiches: our Long Potato Rolls and our Hoagie Rolls. When choosing between the two, keep in mind that the Long Potato Rolls are about 2 ½ inches shorter, so if you’re looking for a hefty sandwich, try the Hoagie Rolls. Also, the Long Potato Rolls are made out of our classic potato dough, while the Hoagie Rolls are a white dough, so it might just come down to your preference!
Okay, we admit, this is a little bit of a trick question, because basically any of the Martin’s products can be used for breakfast in one way or another! First things first, our swirl breads make a perfect companion to any breakfast dish just with some toasting and buttering. But they also make great French toast! Any of the regular sandwich breads can also be used for French toast, breakfast casseroles, or breakfast sandwiches.
As far as rolls go, any product can be used to make a delicious breakfast sandwich or breakfast boat (which you could even make ahead of time and freeze for later). If you need some recipe inspiration, try these Hoagie Breakfast Boats or these Stuffed Breakfast Sliders.
Pictured (L to R): Party Potato Rolls, Potatobred Stuffing, Dinner Potato Rolls
While just about all of our products could find a place at a dinner party, there are a few that work particularly well. First up is the most obvious choice, our Dinner Rolls. They’re perfect as a side just the way they are or with an upgrade like this Cranberry-Orange Dinner Roll Glaze.
Our Party Rolls can be used in a similar way, but they also make great vessels for appetizer sandwiches, like these Baked Ham and Cheese Sliders. You could even flatten the rolls to make this Shrimp Flatbread!
And remember that our Potatobred Stuffing is a perfect addition for a delicious casserole, bread pudding, or classic stuffing dish. Try whipping up this simple but delightful Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole.
If you’re still not sure what product you’re looking for, keep reading for a complete breakdown of each of Martin’s products, by dough type.
The majority of our products are made from our classic potato dough, which is essentially a combination of potato flour and wheat flour mixed with the rest of the dough ingredients (milk, sugar, yeast, etc.). It’s also important to note that we use all high-quality ingredients in all of our bread and roll products: high-protein wheat flour, real milk, and real butter. The result is a plush, slightly-sweet bread or roll that compliments both savory and sweet toppings!
FAQ: Are Martin’s Potato Bread and Rolls gluten free? No. Since our bread and rolls are made with both potato flour and wheat flour, they are not gluten free.
Because of our use of better ingredients like real milk and sugar, Martin’s white dough products are a flavorful and high-quality version of traditional white bread. Try using any of the below products for your sandwiches, burgers, subs, and more.
Whole Wheat Potato Dough
Our 100% whole wheat bread is the perfect combination of soft and sweet potato dough and nutritious whole wheat dough. That’s why it’s called “whole wheat potato” bread, and that’s also why it’s soft and supple, like our potato dough products. We bake a high-quality whole wheat bread loaf, so you can have a 100% whole wheat alternative to any sandwich, panini, or breakfast dish you’d like to make!
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