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#6234746 - 02/29/12 Philly Cheesteak Sandwich
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Tried my hand at these last night and used swiss cheese. They were good but next time I want to use the right cheese. What is the best cheese for them? Also the meat was sirloin tip and a bit tough. What is better?- Thanks, Mike
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#6235121 - 02/29/12 Re: Philly Cheesteak Sandwich [Re: fink65]
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I always use an inexpensive roast. I put it in the freezer until it is almost, but not quite frozen, and then slice it paper thin.

I like provolone cheese, and will sometimes use Velveeta.
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#6235354 - 02/29/12 Re: Philly Cheesteak Sandwich [Re: fink65]
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I like Velveeta or better yet, Cheez Whiz.

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#6235585 - 02/29/12 Re: Philly Cheesteak Sandwich [Re: BOWHUNR]
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Cheesteak is pretty good to eat but I've always been puzzled by the facination with a sandwich made from the cheapest meat available and covered in Cheez Whiz.

Of course then I realise it comes from Philadelphia. I've been there and there just isn't much in Philadelphia to impress.....so I guess it makes sense. Not much competition.
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#6235752 - 02/29/12 Re: Philly Cheesteak Sandwich [Re: TexasRick]
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Cheesteak is pretty good to eat but I've always been puzzled by the facination with a sandwich made from the cheapest meat available and covered in Cheez Whiz.


I've seen the genuine article described as being made from shaved ribeye.

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#6235808 - 02/29/12 Re: Philly Cheesteak Sandwich [Re: mathman]
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Originally Posted By: mathman
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Cheesteak is pretty good to eat but I've always been puzzled by the facination with a sandwich made from the cheapest meat available and covered in Cheez Whiz.


I've seen the genuine article described as being made from shaved ribeye.


That's what I use and with no regrets around shaving a perfectly good prime rib for the cause. Provolone would be my cheese of choice and rolls from Ottenbergs Bakers if you can find them.
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#6235834 - 02/29/12 Re: Philly Cheesteak Sandwich [Re: mathman]
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Yes, good Philly cheese steaks are made from shaved ribeye and either thinly sliced provolone or Cheese Whiz. I much prefer provolone over Cheese Whiz.
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#6235894 - 02/29/12 Re: Philly Cheesteak Sandwich [Re: AkMtnHntr]
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Thanks to all who chimed in.I was going to try jack cheese next and possibly a shaved new york. Guess I will use the ribeye and the provolone. Gotta keep the missus happy. She loves them, but without the peppers. That doesn't break my heart because my age tells me I don't over indulge in spicey food. Well cooked peppers and onions are fine with my gut on occasion.-Mike
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#6235915 - 02/29/12 Re: Philly Cheesteak Sandwich [Re: fink65]
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Thanks for starting this thread by the way, now I know what's for supper tonight! wink
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#6235954 - 02/29/12 Re: Philly Cheesteak Sandwich [Re: AkMtnHntr]
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Another vote for provalone and don't forget a good roll.

Also a good cheese for a pastrami sandwhich.
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#6235996 - 02/29/12 Re: Philly Cheesteak Sandwich [Re: TexasRick]
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Add me to the shaved rib-eye club. It's all I've ever used. Fact is that's pretty much the reason I bought an electric slicer.

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#6238017 - 03/01/12 Re: Philly Cheesteak Sandwich [Re: 458 Lott]
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I don't think a person can go wrong using a good provolone. I use it on most of the cold sandwiches I make. I just didn't think it would melt like it does on a hot sandwich. I'll still use swiss or cream cheese on a Rueben but I can't remember when I used cheeze whiz on a sandwich since the 60s.-Mike
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#6238907 - 03/01/12 Re: Philly Cheesteak Sandwich [Re: fink65]
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Any good recipes someone wants to share? I need to try making this sandwich. Any tips?

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#6239199 - 03/01/12 Re: Philly Cheesteak Sandwich [Re: Kenneth]
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Jim's Steaks, here in Philly uses "Top of the Round" only.

You gotta order it right, too. "Whiz wit" or "Whiz witout" (onions)

You can order provolone as well.

I like both, but if I make them, I like provolone, and for heaven's sake, do NOT use steak-ums or anything that says "Same as a Philly Cheese Steak".
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#6239206 - 03/01/12 Re: Philly Cheesteak Sandwich [Re: mikeymjr23]
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Fry up your shaved steaks with some cracked black pepper and maybe some other seasonings.

I fry up my onjuns and Peppers in a seperate pan and then add them on.

Use good bread (here, most places use a local roll, but as long as it is a good roll, you are good)

If you are using Whiz, put some black pepper in that as well.
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#6239672 - 03/01/12 Re: Philly Cheesteak Sandwich [Re: mikeymjr23]
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I like the sliced fake "swiss" processed cheese food on mine. Only time I will touch the crap.

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#6240954 - 03/01/12 Re: Philly Cheesteak Sandwich [Re: 458 Lott]
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Kenneth. Since you are a GB fan I'll give you my not so secret recipe. Take a half pound steak and slice it thin. Leave the steak sit and coarsley cut up some onion (about a half of a large) and about a half of a medium bell pepper. Take a 1/4 cup of butter and saute the onions and the peppers until nearly done. Then add about a cup of fresh slice mushrooms and saute them with the onions and peppers. Keep these good and warm. Heat a large skillet and begin browning the steak with a good oil and some steak seasonings of your choice. While the steak is browning butter up a couple (3) nice hoagie buns and when the steak is near done move it to the side and and mix in the onions and the peppers and the mushrooms. place the sliced cheese on top and toast the buns face down in the vacant part of the skillet. Take a portion of the Philly steak mix and load the buns. Serves three adults.-Mike


Edited by fink65 (03/01/12)
Edit Reason: clarification
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#6241133 - 03/01/12 Re: Philly Cheesteak Sandwich [Re: fink65]
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ummmm....whatcha' got for a Redskins fan? smile

And my guess is nada for a Gamecock huh?
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#6241260 - 03/01/12 Re: Philly Cheesteak Sandwich [Re: byc]
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ummmm....whatcha' got for a Redskins fan? smile

And my guess is nada for a Gamecock huh?



1 slice of dry white toast, no butter. wink
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#6241280 - 03/01/12 Re: Philly Cheesteak Sandwich [Re: fink65]
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Originally Posted By: fink65
I don't think a person can go wrong using a good provolone. I use it on most of the cold sandwiches I make. I just didn't think it would melt like it does on a hot sandwich. I'll still use swiss or cream cheese on a Rueben but I can't remember when I used cheeze whiz on a sandwich since the 60s.-Mike


Provalone melts beuatifully, but stinks! My kids really like when I make them pastrami and provalone sandwhiches for lunch, but they've been banned from more than one teachers classroom after heating up the sandwhiches in the microwave shocked

Great sandwhiches with some stone ground mustard.
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#6241348 - 03/02/12 Re: Philly Cheesteak Sandwich [Re: fink65]
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This almost sounds as though it's permissible to have some variation in ingredients. Is that right? (Must be a regional thing.)
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#6241593 - 03/02/12 Re: Philly Cheesteak Sandwich [Re: 5sdad]
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I would hope so, because food is all about personal preferences and experimentation. Bet you folks wouldn't believe me if I told you that peanut butter is good on bacon and tomato sandwiches?-Mike


Edited by fink65 (03/02/12)
Edit Reason: spelling
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#6241600 - 03/02/12 Re: Philly Cheesteak Sandwich [Re: fink65]
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Just use the basic ingredients and adjust according to your tastes.
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#6241727 - 03/02/12 Re: Philly Cheesteak Sandwich [Re: fink65]
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Originally Posted By: fink65
I would hope so, because food is all about personal preferences and experimentation. Bet you folks wouldn't believe me if I told you that peanut butter is good on bacon and tomato sandwiches?-Mike


ummmmm...remember me? I'm the guy who always says make and eat it like you want and mean it. BUT....

NO...no....no...no....NO!!!!!!!!
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