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Barbequed Philadelphia Soft pretzels

Talever's picture

Barbequed Philadelphia Soft pretzels

Barbequed Philadelphia Soft pretzels


Growing up in Philadelphia the corner Pretzel vendor was always there ready with a soft Pretzel (they were not always that soft)  But the flavor was like nothing else. 


I have missed them for so many years.  But I have managed to make a pretty good pretzel and I do use a lye bath as it gives the pretzel the best authentic flavor.


But I live in Nevada and it is hot in the summer time  to hot to bake in the afternoon when I get home.  So I have baking the Pretzels on the barbeque and the result have been great.  Philadelphia Soft pretzel Flavor with a slightly smokey barbeques flavor.  Plus the kitchen stays cool.


I make a standard pretzel reciepe

Let the do rise for one hour form the pretzels

Chill for at least 1 hour

30 Second Lye bath  The lye does bake off and convers to a safe to eat great crust.

Put baking stone on Grill high on two outside burners, med on middle burner under stone

Get the grill up in the 550 degree range bake for 6-8 minutes and then I put a cooling rack on the grill and turn the pretzels over and let them bake for a few more minutes until golden brown.  Time on Grill will vary with each grill





maiasimon's picture

I've been making pizza on the grill for the same reasons, with good results.