Steamed Buns vs. Toasted Buns

Do you prefer steamed or toasted buns for hot dogs, bratwursts, hamburgers, Phillies, subs, etc.?

  • Steamed

    Votes: 16 33.3%
  • Toasted

    Votes: 30 62.5%
  • Straight from the bag

    Votes: 14 29.2%

  • Total voters
    48

Flip G

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Brent Hutto

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I have a deal with hot dogs. I don't eat them and they don't eat me.

But if we're talking hamburger buns, toasted. Definitely. Steamed are awful.
 

don71

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It depends. I don't want to sound pedantic, but you say toasted, do you really mean caramelized?

All three have their place.

Happy eating.
 

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Toasted is best.
Steamed is OK.
If I’m starvin’, I’ll tolerate right outa’ the bag.
The best hot dogs, European wieners, and brats I ever ate were from street vendor carts in Pr. George, BC.
They’d toast the buns, and the dogs/brats were grilled, with really good condiments.
Toasted shows respect!
 

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I used to love those steamed hot dogs at the Drive Inn theater! I could easily eat four of them! Okay, a half-a-dozen.
 

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I prefer hotdog buns to be steamed but will go for fresh out of the bag or toasted.
Toasted or fresh out of the bag for burgers
 

Bob Womack

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I'm from Knoxville, Tennessee. Should say it all, but doesn't. Years ago, somewhere in the early '60s, a deli called Sam & Andy's on Cumberland Avenue began steaming their deli sandwiches in a Wear-Ever Fresh-O-Matic Steamer. It has since become the traditional way to serve deli sandwiches in East Tennessee.

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While traveling, the deli's owners got the idea from a little traditional Jewish deli near Asheville, North Carolina, called the Pickle Barrel Deli. Sam & Andy and their deli are gone at this point. The oldest continually operated deli to do it is now Parton's in Gatlinburg. There's a nice historical article about the practice, HERE.

Bob
 

johnny k

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I like them in a baguette, but all 3 are fine to me. I didn't even know you had to toast them in fact.
 




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