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Cheesesteaks were invented in South Philadelphia in the 1930's at Pat's Steaks, located in the heart of South Philadelphia, hence the addition of "Philly" to the name. They were originally topped with a pizza sauce, (now called a pizza steak). Where to find the best cheesesteak is a question that will forever be debated throughout the area.
RECEPIE OF THE WEEK
Time Required: 15 minutes
- Start with good beef. Pat’s uses sliced rib-eye. Jim’s uses USDA choice top round western steer beef.
- Shave the beef very thin so it cooks quickly and remains tender.
- Use a fresh high quality Italian roll - Amoroso’s is a favorite.
- Decide if you want your steak with or without fried onions.
- Decide if you want a steak or a cheesesteak. If you elect a cheesesteak you need to decide on American cheese, provolone or the Philly favorite "cheez whiz."
- Any add-ons? Mushrooms, peppers, pizza sauce, tomatoes? You decide. It’s your sandwich.
- Start to cook. Sauté the onions, peppers and mushrooms until soft.
- Fry your steak until brown but not crispy or burned. You can mix in the fried vegetables now or add them at the end.
- If you elect American cheese or provolone place the cheese on the meat until slightly melted. If you choose Cheez Whiz just smear it on the roll.
- Place the roll over the meat/cheese/vegetables and scoop it into the sandwich.
- Garnish your sandwich with pizza sauce, hot or sweet peppers or pickles as you choose.
- Enjoy your Philadelphia cheesesteak.