My Version of Village Cheese Shanty’s The Bear Sandwich


Last year Jon and I were on a boat trip with some great friends in Leland Michigan. In the harbor at Leland is this fantastic sandwich shop called Village Cheese Shanty. Jon and I absolutely love their sandwich called the Bear. It has so many elements to this sandwich that I need to have more to figure it out completely. You have to try this sandwich. It is the perfect summer time lunch. Here is my version of the Bear.

I found pretzel rolls at our local Meijer but they did not have salt on top. This is a must for this sandwich trust me. So what I did was take the pretzels and brushed the tops with a egg white wash ( which is basically taking a egg white and beating it with a fork) then sprinkle course sea salt and put in oven at 350 degrees for about 5 minutes nothing more or you will dry the pretzel rolls out.

 

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While the pretzel rolls are in the oven mix up some herb mayonaise. It is easy trust me but if you are going to use dry herbs make it a day ahead of time. I am fortunate to have fresh herbs so I just whipped some up.  For the mayonaise I take about 4 tablespoons of mayo and then added my fresh herbs. I used sage, rosemary, basil, garlic chives and chives.

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Chop your herbs and stir so simple.

Slice some cucumbers.

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I used deli turkey and I bought a small package of soft Brie.

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Ok the pretzel rolls are out of the oven and are ready to assemble. This how I created it but you can assemble it however you want.

1. Spread the herb mayo on the bottom half of the roll.

2. Put a layer of Cucumber slices.

3. Add the turkey.

4. Add a layer of spinach leaves.

5. Then the cut the brie and add the slices on top.

There you have it. So simple but so delicious.

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Jon and I enjoyed them with a nice glass of Banrock Moscato on our back patio. I could not finish two but I so tried.

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I think Jon loved them.

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  1. Thanks for the excellent post. We are attempting our home version of the North Shore tonight and wondered about the ingredients for the herb mayo.

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    1. I used fresh herbs from my garden. In my post I described what herbs I had used that day. But you can used any herbs that you like. Just chop and throw them in about 1/2 cup of Mayo.

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