Philadelphia is the home of the most famous cheesesteak, the Philly Cheesesteak. It is not only in the US that Philly Cheesesteak is famous but even people for all over the world crave for this delicious food.
This dish is a very special dish for many reasons. And it is amazing how Philly cheesesteak is preferred by most people compared to other types of cheesesteak recipes.
The meat of a Philly cheesesteak is something that is very distinct. To make this type of cheesesteak, you need thinly sliced top round or rib eye steak. A lot of people would not exchange the top round or rib eye steak for any other type of meat, although it is possible to use other kinds. When the meat slices are cooked, they are done so in medium temperature on a lightly oiled griddle so that it retains its juices. When the steak slices turn brown, they are quickly scrambled into finer pieces with a flat spatula. One way to ensure that the pieces of steak are perfectly cooked is by placing them on top of fried onions. This will help prevent overcooking the meat and it gives more flavor and aroma to the meat.
When it comes to bread, any type of bread you want can be used, but authentic Philly cheesesteaks usually come in Vilotti-Pisanelli rolls or Amoroso rolls. There are many variations of a Philly cheesesteak but one thing that does not vary when it comes to making it a truly mouth watering dish is the bread that you use; and everyone agrees on this. It is agreed upon by experts and common people alike that Philly cheesesteaks must be piled up top of an Amoroso roll, whatever version of Philly cheesesteak you make. Philly cheesesteak that in on an Amoroso roll is authentic Philly cheesesteak. This will assure you that what you are buying is an original Philly cheesesteak recipe.
Cheese is one of the most important ingredients in a Philly cheesesteak. Mozzarella, Provolone, American cheese and Cheez Whiz are the most preferred types of cheeses, but if you prefer something else, they you can also use that. Although Cheez Whiz was not there initially, it became popular and common when it came out in the market commercially. Experts say that Cheez Whiz is the secret ingredient in making really delicious cheesecakes.
The evolution of the different variations of cheesesteak can be traced through the years. The buffalo wings cheesesteak that uses buffalo wings sauce and blue cheese dressing is one very popular variation of the cheesesteak. Another popular variation is the hoagie which has mayonnaise, tomato, and lettuce.
Although there are many variations that have been introduced through the years, the Philly cheesesteak remains to be the best tasting original recipe ever.