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.
So, what makes Philly Cheesesteak so special? And even if there are other cheesesteak recipes out there, people prefer Philly cheesesteaks over them.
One of the reasons why many people like Philly cheesesteak is because of its distinct meat. They are thinly slice top round or rib eye steak. You can actually use different types of meat for this food but most people prefer top round or rib eye for their cheesesteak. These thinly sliced pieces of meat are cooked in medium temperature in a lightly oiled griddle so that the juices are retained. When the steak slices turn brown, they are quickly scrambled into finer pieces with a flat spatula. Then these steak slices are placed on top of fried onions to make sure that they are cooked perfectly. Onions prevent the steak from being overcooked and give a pleasing aroma and a fusion of tastes into 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. However you want to cook your Philly cheesesteak, there is one thing that everyone agrees on and that is the type of bread that would make it truly mouth watering. 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. You can tell that the Philly cheesesteak you are buying is authentic because it is on an Amoroso roll. This will assure you that what you are buying is an original Philly cheesesteak recipe.
Without cheese, there is no cheesesteak. Choice of cheese will depend on the individual’s preference but the most commonly used cheeses are Mozzarella, Provolone, American cheese, and Cheez Whiz. Cheez Whiz is the last of the cheeses to be included in the list and it become very popular when it came out commercially in the market. Experts say that Cheez Whiz is the secret ingredient in making really delicious cheesecakes.
Through the years different types of cheesesteaks have evolved. A popular variation is the buffalo chicken cheesesteak which uses buffalo wings sauce and blue cheese dressing. The hoagie, mixed with mayonnaise, lettuce, and tomatoes is another popular cheesesteak variation.
Many variations of the cheesesteak has come out through he years, but one thing is sure, the original Philly cheesesteak is the best among them.