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#6234746 - 02/29/12 02:46 PM 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 04:13 PM 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 05:19 PM 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 06:16 PM 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 06:54 PM 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 07:05 PM Re: Philly Cheesteak Sandwich [Re: mathman]
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Originally Posted By: mathman
Quote:
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 07:11 PM 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 07:28 PM 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 07:34 PM 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 07:44 PM 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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