The City of Brotherly Love is world famous for 2 things...
- being the Cradle of Liberty &
- inventing the Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich.
Fortunately for those passionate about one or both, Philly holds a patent on neither.
So, how can you make the famous authentic Philly Cheesesteak sandwich at home?
Our Authentic Philly Cheesesteak Recipe starts with fresh, quality ingredients and a little preparation. Here’s what you’ll need to make 4 in your own home…
A jar of Kraft Cheez-Whiz©
2 large onions diced to about ¼ inch pieces
2 pounds thinly shaved ribeye
4 Nine Inch Italian rolls (hearth baked, if possible) we recommend Amoroso roll
Salt, pepper, and powdered garlic to taste. (Go very light on the salt since Cheez-Whiz is very salty.
The first thing you’ll want to do is to get the Cheez-Whiz melted down in a double boiler over a medium heat. While that is melting, heat a couple of tablespoons of oil and get the onions frying. When the onions are done push them off to the side but keep them in the pan, add a little more oil to prevent the steak from sticking and start cooking that ribeye. As the meat cooks, chop and flip the steak to promote even cooking. When the meat is browned, mix with the onions that are off to the side. Divide the steak between the four Italian rolls, drizzle a generous amount of melted Cheez-Whiz over the meat. Now all that is left to do is enjoy your authentic Philly Cheesesteak (that YOU made at HOME!!!) and watch as your friends and family are amazed at your culinary skill.
Substitutes & Add-ins If Cheez-Whiz is not your thing (**I highly recommend trying it at least once, the cheesesteak might be the only place where whiz is not just acceptable, but perfect**) you can try American or provolone. However, keep in mind that substitutions take away from the authenticity of the sandwich. Add-ins can be just about anything but most commonly would be diced peppers or sliced mushrooms. Again, keep in mind that like substitutions, add-ins deviate from the original recipe and so while it will likely be delicious, it will no longer fill the criteria to be called an authentic Philly Cheesesteak.***