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Philly Cheesesteak Recipe
Pat's Restaurant in Philly
Geno's Restaurant in Philly
History of the Philly Cheesesteak Recipe
There is no doubt as to where the Philly cheesesteak recipe was created. The debate is which Philadelphia restaurant can claim credit. Two restaurants fight for the title to this day. They are located next to each other in South Philadelphia, Pat's King of Steaks and Geno's Steaks.It is undisputed that Pat was the first one of the two to throw thin slices of steak onto an Italian roll around 1930. Geno's makes the claim to have been the first to add cheese to the legendary sandwich. And a Philly cheesesteak obviously isn't a cheesesteak without the cheese.The popular version of the Philly cheesesteak sandwich uses Cheez Whiz brand cheese spread for the cheese on the sandwich. Pat claims to have come up with that idea. So, it probably really is a combination of the two restaurant owners' ingenuity that created the authentic Philly cheesesteak recipe.Here is a classic Philly cheesesteak recipe for you to try. Be warned that a Philly cheesesteak isn't for the faint of heart; they are not low-fat or low calorie food by any means. The authentic Philly cheesesteak recipe isn't healthy or upscale gourmet food. But Philly cheesesteaks are definitely good eating.
How to Order a Cheesesteak - Pat's in Philly
Authentic Philly Cheesesteak Recipe from Pat's
Philly Cheesesteak Recipe - Makes 1 Philly Cheesesteak
1/4 pound very thinly sliced steak (rib eye is recommended)1/4 cup onion, sliced or choppedCheez Whiz processed cheese spread or provolone cheeseItalian style rollSaute the onions in a small amount of oil in a heavy skillet. Add the sliced steak when the onions are almost done. Cook the steak for about 5 minutes, or til it is how you like it.Follow the instructions on the Cheez Whiz jar to heat it.Toast the roll if you want, but the authentic Philly cheesesteak recipe doesn't.Put the sauteed onions and sliced steak on the roll. Drizzle with heated Cheez Whiz or add a slice of provolone on top. (The heat from the steak and onions will melt the provolone cheese.)The onions are optional. You can add other garnishes such as sauteed mushrooms and/or peppers if you like. Some people like to douse their Philly cheesesteak sandwiches with ketchup. The choice is yours.