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Via Pat’s King of Steaks

The Philly Cheese Steak

Whether you like Pat’s or you like Gino’s, it doesn’t matter. The fact remains that the Philly Cheese Steak is a  sandwich staple of Americana. The general understanding is that Pat of the aforementioned Pat’s King of Steak is the inventor of this sandwich. No matter where you like your Philly from certain things can never change.

Bread: Technically the only qualification of the bread of the Philly Cheese Steak is that it’s a hoagie. In reality, the best possible roll for the sandwich named for the city of brotherly love is from Philadelphia. Amoroso’s in my opinion is the only way to go when it comes to making a delicious Philly Cheese Steak. These Philly classics have been smothered with steak and cheese since the very beginning.

Meat: This isn’t too mysterious. The meat is steak, no matter what kind you use or order, it must be shaved very thin and cooked on a flat-top.

Accompaniments: I suppose we could have considered the cheese the “meat” but since we just made the rules things change. As far as the cheese goes there a couple ways it can go. First there is Wiz, as in Cheese Wiz. Yes, the aerosol can contained cheese like product. That’s a Philadelphia classic. Otherwise you can go Provolone or American. As for the other accompaniments there are always onions. They can be diced or sliced but they always will be cooked until translucent and sweet. The other options are peppers and mushrooms cooked down side by side with the onions. Personally I prefer Provolone with all three veggies and top my steak with hot pepper sauce of some sort and a tiny bit of mayo. That said, the Wiz is something everyone should experience.

Method: So the method is pretty simple when it comes to prepping the sandwich. Just cook the meat, add the veggies and cheese and throw it on a Amoroso bun. The method for ordering one of these beauties is a bit more difficult. This is the method of ordering from Pat’s King of Steaks where the line moves quickly, so it’s best to be prepared: 

Step 1: Specify if you want your steak with (wit) or without (wit-out) onions

Step 2: Specify Plain, Cheez Whiz, Provolone, American or Pizza Steak

Step 3: Have your money ready. We are cash only.

Step 4: Order just your steak at the first window. The second window is for fries and drinks.

Step 5: Eat up while it’s hot!