Welcome to “Summer Bun Season!”
Summer is the most popular time of year for Martin’s two best-selling products, our Sandwich and Long Potato Rolls, which are frequently used for classic cookout foods like burgers and hot dogs. In fact—our Sandwich Potato Rolls are the #1 potato roll in the U.S. and are even used by countless chefs and restaurants around the world!
In celebration of these world-famous Sandwich Potato Rolls, and to help kick off the summer grilling season, we looked back at our top ten fan-favorite recipes using this product.
Sandwich Roll Recipes Countdown:
#10: Brunch Burger
Dads—this one’s for you! Our Brunch Burger recipe was originally featured in our More Than a Meal: Father’s Day blog post back in 2017, along with some other dad-worthy recipes. But you don’t have to be a father (or a male) to enjoy this recipe; both burger and brunch fanatics alike with love the sweet-and-savory combination of an all-beef patty topped with havarti cheese, a fried egg, crispy bacon, and maple-dijon aioli. Our Sandwich Potato Rolls round out the look with their soft, plush texture and subtle sweet taste.
#9: Pulled Barbecue Chicken Sandwich
This scrumptious recipe originally appeared in our blog post highlighting National BBQ Month—which coincidentally is the month of May! So…before the month’s end, make sure to check out the great recipes and resources found there to learn all about the various styles of barbecue around the U.S. Then put your new knowledge to good use with this BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwich recipe which incorporates homemade BBQ sauce, sweet-and-smoky shredded chicken, and creamy cole slaw, all nestled into Martin’s Sandwich Potato Rolls.
#8: Classic Cheeseburger
This simple recipe first surfaced in our “Martin’s Madness” campaign where we pit 16 recipes off against one another to see which would come out on top (based on fan votes). The Classic Cheeseburger may not have been the final champion of that recipes bracket (which ultimately went to our Steakhouse BBQ Burger), but the fact that it is still one of our Top 10 All-Time Sandwich Roll recipes just goes to show how many people love a basic, no-frills burger. After all, you can never go wrong with the burger trifecta of bun + beef + cheese (toppings optional).
#7: Fried Chicken Eggs Benedict
Another brunch recipe for the win! (Actually, make that 34 of them.) And who wouldn’t love any excuse to eat fried chicken for breakfast? This trendy take on Eggs Benedict incorporates a buttermilk-marinated, hand-breaded, crispy chicken breast topped with a perfect poached egg and homemade hollandaise sauce, all piled atop a lightly toasted, buttered Sandwich Roll half.
#6: Mozzarella Stuffed Italian Burgers
Coming in at number six is this hunger-inducing recipe, which was one of the featured burgers in our Monthly Burger Series back in 2019. The craveable Mozzarella-Stuffed Italian Burger needs no introduction: its marinara-and parsley-topped seasoned beef patty—oozing with melty mozzarella cheese, over a bed of arugula, served on a Martin’s Potato Roll—is destined to be your next “Italian Night” meal!
#5: Chicken Fried Steak Sandwiches
This southern-inspired comfort food recipe premiered in our February 2020 Texas: Tried and True blog where we officially announced the exciting news that Martin’s Potato Rolls and Bread are available in Houston and Austin (and now, San Antonio), Texas! Chicken-fried (or country-fried) steak is a classic southern dish. In this recipe, thin slices of cube steak are seasoned, breaded, and fried, then served atop Martin’s Sandwich Potato Rolls with lettuce and country-style gravy.
#4: Pork Roll, Egg, and Cheese
The NJ-NY-PA Tri-State Region is seriously “repping” with this hyper-regional recipe landing at number four on our countdown list. Chances are, if you live outside of this region, you’ve probably never heard of “pork roll” (or “Taylor ham”). If that’s the case—check out our Famous Sandwiches from U.S. Cities blog to learn all about the history of this Trenton, NJ-originated breakfast meat. Then—give it a try with this classic ingredient trio served inside a Martin’s Potato Roll!
#3: Oven-Baked Chicken Sandwiches
In the hundreds of recipes in our website archive, we’ve found that chicken recipes often reign supreme in terms of most frequently searched-for meal ideas. And we can certainly see why—chicken is a very affordable and versatile protein option that can easily be dressed up or down to suit a variety of tastes. Another plus to this dinner-worthy recipe is that it uses an oven-baked method that is much healthier than deep frying, while still producing crispy breaded chicken breast. The finishing touches of dill pickle chips and homemade “comeback” sauce, plus the Martin’s Potato Roll, may be subdued but they are certainly not lacking in flavor. (Read our Mayo-Based Sauces blog to learn about this famous sauce!)
#2: Blackened Fish Sandwich with Spicy Mayo
Our second place recipe award goes to this Blackened Fish Sandwich originally featured along with five other recipes in our Lent: Fish and Seafood Recipes blog post. We can’t help but be inspired by this delicious creation made with blackened seasoned haddock fillets, quick cabbage slaw, and homemade spicy mayo, snuggled inside a toasty Sandwich Potato Roll.
#1: Blackened Chicken Sandwich with Cajun Mayo
And the winner is…our Blackened Chicken Sandwich with Cajun Mayo! Sounds a bit familiar, right? We don’t think it’s a coincidence that our top two recipe picks both utilize blackened seasoning and a spicy flavored mayo. The southern-style spice blend, frequently used in Cajun and creole cooking, includes flavorful ingredients like smoked paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, cayenne, dried herbs, and black pepper—a powerful combination that packs a punch in terms of flavor and spice, making it perfect for proteins like chicken and fish. Spice blends and sauces like these are an easy and brilliant way to take your summer cooking up a few notches and impress the guests at your next cookout!
The above recipe was one of three featured recipes in our Sandwich Potato Rolls Product Highlight blog. There, you can also find fan quotes and media mentions, nutrition facts, and an extensive list of some of our Food Service customers who choose to use our Sandwich Potato Rolls for their restaurant menus.
So whatever fan-favorite meals you’re planning to serve up during “Summer Bun Season,” be sure to pick up a pack of Martin’s Sandwich Potato Rolls for that extra special something.
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