The Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich

A Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich is a popular Philadelphian delicacy. The sandwich is made of thinly sliced pieces of steak and melted cheese in a long hoagie roll. As great as the sandwich tastes it is how you are encouraged to order it that is quite entertaining. Check out this sign from a street restaurant in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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It is highly advised that you try one while in Philadelphia but you can also follow this recipe to make your own like we tried.

Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich Recipe
(makes 2)

Ingredients

  • 1 rib-eye steak (size according to the size of your rolls)
  • 1 medium onion, small diced
  • 8 slices cheese -American, provolone or Cheez Whiz are perfect
  • 2 large hoagie rolls
  • canola or vegetable oil
  • salt and pepper
  • garlic powder (optional)

Method

  1. Prepare the ingredients. Chop the onion and steak if necessary. The secret of a great cheesesteak is the quality of the ingredients, as well as the thinness of the raw beef. The beef is best cut into paperthin slices on an electric slicer. If you don’t have an electric slicer or your butcher can’t do this for you, try freezing the steak for about 40 minutes. Pull the steak out and you’ll find it firm and perfect for cutting!
  2. Cut the rolls down the centre
  3. Place cheese on both sides of rolls. Don’t worry – the steak will melt the cheese!
  4. Sauté the onion pieces in an oiled, medium-hot pan until the onions are just caramelised. (onions are optional)
  5. Add steak to the pan and season well with salt, pepper and garlic powder if you wish. You want to cook it until the steak is just brown – don’t over do it!
  6. As soon as the meat is cooked, divide the meat and onions between the two rolls. Ensure you do this straight away while they’re still hot so the meat melts the cheese
  7. You can add more cheese if necessary!
  8. Eat and enjoy this Pennsylvanian delicacy. YUM!

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