20 February 2013

Cargo of Treats

Min and Bill’s Dockside Diner has been seen on our menu here before. Of their three on the go, handheld sandwiches we have already devoured the Chicken Caesar Salad and the Italian Sausage. That means we only have one of the portable handwiches to go, the Frankfurter.

Unlike its two menu buddies, which are inserted into a hollowed out French roll, the Frankfurter comes served in a pretzel roll. The pretzel roll is shorter than the French roll, but the Frankfurter is also shorter than the Italian sausage, so everything still looks neat and pretty. The interior of the pretzel roll is slathered with Dijon mustard before the Frankfurter is stuffed in, and that’s it for trimmings. No fuss, no muss, but that doesn’t mean it is lacking in flavor.

The pretzel roll is chewy, with just a bit of crackle to it. There wasn’t a lot of coarse salt sticking to the outside of the roll, but the presence of salt could still be tasted throughout the sandwich. The mustard added a nice bit of acidity to the pretzel party. As for the Frankfurter, it had a good snap to the casing and still had plenty of juices stored inside. The Frankfurter may not have been anything to write home about, but it was a perfectly good sausage.

Of the three eat-on-the-go sandwiches offered at Min and Bill’s Dockside Diner, the Frankfurter turns out to be my least favorite. That does not mean, however, that it is not worth trying. It is still a great take on the classic German sausage, and I’d order that pretzel roll on its own any day if given the opportunity, but I simply prefer the other available sandwiches. If you don’t like stuffed salads or find the flavors of an Italian sausage overpowering, then the Frankfurter may be right up your alley!

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