Philly Cheesesteak

When I go out to eat at a Sub Shop, I typically order a Turkey Sandwich with all of the healthy toppings. However, my absolute favorite sandwich is the Philly Cheesesteak. I’m quite picky about it. To me, the meat must be thinly sliced with grilled onions and pepper topped with provolone cheese.  

I thought I have tried every variation of it but until I started researching the history of the Philly Cheesesteak. Now, I realized that there are quite a few variations especially with cheese. I have never heard of or seen them use Cheez Whiz on the sandwich, yuck! 

According to Wikipedia, here are the common ingredients in making a Philly Cheesesteak sandwich.

Meat 

The meat traditionally used is thinly sliced rib-eye or top round, although other cuts of beef are also used. On a lightly oiled griddle at medium temperature, the steak slices are quickly browned and then scrambled into smaller pieces with a flat spatula. Slices of cheese are then placed over the meat, letting it melt, and then the roll is placed on top of the cheese. The mixture is then scooped up with a spatula and pressed into the roll, which is then cut in half.
Common additions include sautéed onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, mayonnaise, hot sauce, salt, pepper.

Bread

In Philadelphia, most cheesesteak places use Amoroso or Vilotti-Pisanelli rolls; these rolls are long, soft, and slightly salted.

Cheese

American cheese, Cheez Whiz, and provolone are the most commonly used cheeses or cheese products put on to the Philly cheesesteak.

White American cheese along with provolone cheese are the favorites due to the mild flavor and medium consistency of American cheese. Some establishments melt the American cheese to achieve the creamy consistency, while others place slices over the meat, letting them melt slightly under the heat.

Since today is Friday which means its my day off from cooking and guess what we’re having for dinner tonight. 🙂

Today is day 10 of the Brave, Bold, Blogger Challenge (BBBC) 2017 hosted by Kathy at ToadMama.com

5 thoughts on “Philly Cheesesteak

  1. Now you’ve gone and done it! There is a small Greek diner in Halifax N.S. that serve a Philly cheese steak pita wrap that is absolutely delicious. I used to eat there all the time when I worked in Halifax but haven’t been there since I retired a couple years ago. I just finished clearing last nights snowfall from my driveway and am getting hungry…..I think I’ll head on over there and treat myself. Thanks for the reminder.
    Cheers!!

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  2. Oh that is a great choice too! Now I’m hungry again! LOL Just in case you haven’t tried it, there is also a chicken philly variety in some restaurants! Same ingredients, just with grilled chicken instead of meat. Super yummy with grilled onions and peppers, in my opinion! 🙂

    Oh and cheese whiz? No thank you, even though I have heard that is “the Philly way”.

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