A Delicious Classic: Authentic Philly Cheesesteak Recipe
When it comes to iconic American sandwiches, the Philly Cheesesteak reigns supreme. Originating from Philadelphia, this mouthwatering delight has captivated the hearts and taste buds of food enthusiasts worldwide. Packed with tender beef, melted cheese, and caramelized onions, the Philly Cheesesteak is a delectable combination of flavors and textures. In this article, we’ll guide you through an authentic recipe that will help you recreate this beloved sandwich in your own kitchen.
To make a classic Philly Cheesesteak, you will need the following ingredients:
▢1 pound ribeye steak
▢1 teaspoon kosher salt
▢½ teaspoon pepper
▢4 Hoagie rolls, or Italian long rolls (Choose a crusty roll with a soft center.)
▢2 tablespoons butter, softened
With Onions (optional)
▢1 tablespoon olive oil
▢1 tablespoon butter
▢2 large sweet onions, sliced
▢8 slices provolone cheese
Other Optional Toppings
— Instructions :
Place the ribeyes in the freezer for 30 minutes before slicing. This will firm up the edges and make the meat easier to slice.
Slice the meat into thin strips, season with salt and pepper, and set aside.
With Onions (Optional):
In a large skillet, add olive oil and butter, heat over medium until butter is melted and oil is hot. Add onions and cook, stirring frequently until caramelized (about 10-15 minutes). Transfer onions to a plate and cover to keep warm. (Onions are optional, but we love them!)
Preheat oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Slice hoagie rolls open lengthwise, careful to not cut through the bread (they should remain intact).
Place the rolls on the prepared pan and spread butter lightly on the insides of the rolls.
Toast for 5-10 minutes in the oven, or until golden brown.
Remove from oven and cover with a towel to keep warm.
In a skillet over medium heat, add the ribeye slices. (If you prepared onions, use the same skillet.)
Use two spatulas to created the signature shredded meat on a Philly Cheesesteak. Use one spatula to hold the meat in place and the other to pull it apart. (This step helps tenderize the meat while it cooks.)
Continue cooking until the meat is cooked through, but not crisp (about 2 minutes).
Add the onions back into the skillet and stir to combine.
Top the steak and onions with provolone cheese. Continue cooking on low until the cheese has melted.
Use a spatula or tongs to pick up the meat and cheese mixture and place it onto the toasted hoagie.
The Philly Cheesesteak is an American culinary treasure that continues to satisfy sandwich lovers around the world. With its simple yet flavorful combination of thinly sliced ribeye, caramelized onions, and melted cheese, it’s no wonder this sandwich has gained such popularity. By following this authentic recipe, you can bring the essence of Philadelphia into your kitchen and enjoy a homemade version of this beloved classic. Whether you’re hosting a gathering or simply craving a delicious meal, the Philly Cheesesteak is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.
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