Philly Cheesesteak a classic American dish gained a lot of popularity over the years. If you are a foodie or a travel enthusiast, you must have heard about the famous Philly Cheesesteaks. Philadelphia is home to this iconic sandwich that is loved by locals and tourists alike. It is a delicious sandwich made with thinly sliced beef, melted cheese, onions, and peppers served on a crusty roll.
In this article, we will explore everything you need to know about Philly Cheesesteaks, from its history to the best places to try it.
For course with Salaryman Cooking we are going to keep it simple, for you to make Philly Cheesesteaks at home. We are going to recommend some top places to eat and try the sandwich in Asia as well. Let's dig into some delicious streak sandwich.
How to Make Philly Cheesesteaks Sandwich
We are going to make some Philly Cheesesteaks sandwich in 5 simple easy steps. A not so quick sandwich, not so healthy, but definitely going to be a very delicious sandwich you want to cook. Especially during the weekend.
Philly Cheesesteaks Ingredients
You would actually need to use Provolone cheese instead of Cheddar Cheese. Yet in Asia, it is easier and much more simpler to find Cheddar Cheese. A good alternative to Provolone Cheese. As we want the cheese to perfectly melt over the beef and coat all of the beef and sandwich. Ready for the cooking process of Philly Cheesesteaks sandwich?
Philly Cheesesteak Cooking
- Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add some oil to the pan, and then add the onions and green bell peppers. Cook until they are softened, then remove from the pan and set aside.
- Add the thinly sliced beef to the pan and cook until browned. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Once the beef is cooked, add the onions and green bell peppers back into the pan and mix everything together.
- Grill the whole sandwich on both sides of around 8-10 minutes
- Cut the hoagie rolls or your sandwich roll in half and place them back on the grill. Add the meat mixture to the rolls and top with cheddar cheese. This time put it on a low heat. You want the cheese to melt and coat over the beef
- Serve hot and enjoy your delicious Philly Cheesesteak!
Simple, easy to cook at home and in your condo on the weekend. You can use any type of sauce as well with the Philly Cheesesteaks. As you know here with Salaryman Cooking we do love our spice. So we prefer to add some tabasco sauce on the side while eating the sandwich.
What is Philly Cheesesteak?
A Philly Cheesesteak sandwich is made with thinly sliced beefsteak, sautéed onions and melted cheese. Mainly and typically served over provolone or Cheez Whiz cheese. It is served on a long roll that is soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. Philly Cheesesteak sandwich is usually garnished with ketchup, mayonnaise, or hot peppers.
Tips of Perfect Philly Cheesesteak
Down below are a few tips to make your sandwich better with different kind of variations you can use too. Traditionally is always better to use slice beef and thinly slice the beef. However you can even use other meats too. Especially if you are cooking at home and want to try something new and different.
Down below are a few tips of making your Philly Cheesesteak sandwich:
- Cook your onion separately. Very important to saute your onion separately first then mixture it with the beef later on.
- Quality Beef. Most important ingredient for the sandwich is of course the beef. You will need to have quality beef.
- Melt Cheese on Beef: You want to melt the cheese on the beef. As mention above, the cheese melted on the beef is amazing. You want that droll and cheesy flavors over the beef and salt and pepper. It gives that extra flavors.
- Toast the Bread: You want the bread to be toasted lightly before grilling it with the beef, cheese and onion together. Once the bread is toasted slightly golden color. That is how you get the crispy crunch of the sandwich.
Let's go with some variations of the sandwich you can try with the cheesesteak. As it does not have to always use beef as your main protein all the time.
Variations of Cheesesteak
We will have a list of different variations of the sandwich you can use of your protein to still have a different sandwich that you can droll over. For more sandwiches for you home cooks to make at home. Check out 10 sandwiches to cook here.
- Chicken Cheesesteak: You do not want beef, then let's go for chicken. You can use less cheese for an after workout meal too. Chicken grilled on a sandwich is just perfect. Use thinly sliced chicken breast, with cheese and of course onions.
- Breakfast Cheesesteak: The new fusion sandwich is breakfast sandwiches. You can cook scrambled eggs, melt cheese, onions, a bit of mushrooms and of course your choice of beef or chicken breast. Scrambled eggs for breakfast in a sandwich is always delicious. For some scrambled eggs recipe check out spam with scrambled. Of course the famous and popular scrambled eggs with avocados on toast too.
- Veggie Cheesesteaks: Lastly, you can go slightly healthy with a vegetarians cheesesteaks. Without the meat you can use ingredients to cook such as: onions, mushrooms, bell peppers (green and red). To give it an extra protein, put a bit of tofu. But as a tip grill the tofu beforehand before putting it on top of the sandwich.
There you have it 3 different variations of Philly Cheesesteak sandwich you try to cook at home.
Philly Cheesesteaks are an iconic sandwich that has become synonymous not just with Philadelphia but the rest of the world too. From its humble beginnings on a street corner in South Philly to its status as a cultural icon, the sandwich captured the hearts and taste buds of foodies and travelers around the world. Whether you're in Philadelphia or making the sandwich at home, be sure to use quality ingredients, especially the beef and follow these tips for your perfect Philly Cheesesteak.
Salaryman Cooking hope that you find this article informative and helpful to cook your version of Philly Cheesesteaks at home. With 5 simple easy steps you can cook the ultimate sandwich for a great cheat day, while watching Netflix. Try it out tonight and share with us your version of the sandwich!
Philly Cheesesteak was invented by Pat Olivieri in the 1930s in South Philadelphia
Yes, some restaurants offer a vegetarian version of the sandwich made with mushrooms instead of beef.
The most common cheese options for a Philly Cheesesteak are provolone and Cheez Whiz. You can use Cheddar Cheese as an alternative as well with a Philly Cheesesteak sandwich.