Bread for an Italian Hot Dog
I have a small hot dog stand out west and want to serve an Italian hot dog but don't know where to buy the bread. Does anyone know a place that will ship west?
The only place to get authentica pizza bread for Newark Style Italian Hot Dogs is New Jersey. Try contacting the following bakeries that make this bread and see if they will ship it to you.
DiPaola's, Union and Newark
Sorrentino's, East Hanover
Scotch Plains Jimmy Buff's uses bread from America's. East Hanover gets theirs from Sorrento's. These two and Carmen's are my favorites, but all listed are good with the possible exception of Calandra's. I've had the bread fall apart when using it at home and when I had an Italian Hot Dog at JoJo's in Toms River. However it was ok when I had it at Bubba's in Lyndhurst.
There are more bakeries that make this bread. I can't remember all of them.
my opinion is to go to the best local pizza place and let him bake it for you, has to be super fresh. let him double the thickness that he would use for a calzone.
The bread in Nj is way too thick.
An Italian hot dog imao has to be fresh oil and not too long in the oil at all.
Peanut oil is the best.
Italian hot dogs are overrated, give me a Johnny and Hanges slaw dog with sweet relish.
Kosher dog grilled with mustard and kraut also on the A list.
Give this a thought. Along with the best bread you can find, think tortillas. My ex is from upstate New York and had moved to Houston where we met. She introduced me to Italian sausage, we'd bring in suitcases from Rochester, and we went Texan, grilled it over charcoal, with peppers and onions, tortillas, and good hot sauce on a hot flour tortilla, really delicious. Just a thought for a change of pace, a different menu item, tacos are huge everywhere now.
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We have "pizza breads" here in NY you can quarter that make great buns for Italian Hot Dogs to sit in. These breads can appropriately be found in the lovely Italian neighborhood of Arthur Avenue in the Bronx, New York. The two bakeries that sell the best ones are Terranova, and Addeo (IIRC). Get a contact in NY who will ship them out West to you. Definitely worthwhile.
Addeo --> http://offthebroiler.files.wordpress....
Terranova --> http://www.terranovabakery.com/
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