Find out what is the best bread to make a homemade Philly cheesesteak so you can make these super delicious sandwiches in your own kitchen.
I grew up in a suburb of Philadelphia, only twenty miles from where this great nation started. You can’t live near Philadelphia and not know what a GOOD cheesesteak is and how it’s made. A Philly native knows what a good cheesesteak tastes like.
It’s a tasty sandwich for sure and worth raving about!
You can visit the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and the Constitution Center but, after all of that, you’ll be hungry. You’d better get yourself a good cheesesteak for lunch. Don’t visit the Philly area without trying a good cheesesteak!
Hoagie rolls (sub rolls) are not only used for hoagies (subs or hero sandwiches) but, they’re also used for cheesesteaks and meatball sandwiches. They’re long rolls made with white bread and they’re perfect for making steak sandwiches and hoagies of course!
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It’s so convenient that you can buy them online now. So, don’t miss this opportunity to make the best sandwiches with these yummy rolls. Be sure to order enough.
As Philly cheesesteaks are from Philadelphia, so are Amoroso rolls. They’ve been around for over one hundred years and have acquired a reputation for excellence.
The company started in 1904 by Vincenzo Amoroso and his two sons- Salvatore and Joseph in Camden, New Jersey but, moved to nearby Philadelphia ten years later. They thrived during the Great Depression making morning and afternoon deliveries.
The company underwent five major expansions in the 1970s and became known for their unrelenting service, uncompromising quality and innovation.
Best Bread for Homemade Philly Cheesesteak
Why is the bread so important? Well, you not only need bread to make a sandwich, you need good-quality, fresh bread to make an awesome sandwich. It makes all the difference.
An Authentic Philly Cheesesteak is made with ribeye steak. It’s a cut of beef that’s sliced finely with a meat slicer.
Then, it’s cooked on a grill while being chopped into small pieces with metal spatulas. Some of the beef edges get brown and crispy. The juicy meat makes this sandwich so delightful.
You can buy thinly shaved ribeye steak in the grocery store. Look for the best quality. You can use beef chipped steak as well, which can be found in the meat department.
Popular choices for cheesesteaks toppings are obviously cheese- American cheese or Provolone cheese. However, Cheez Whiz cheese sauce is popular to some. Melted cheese makes this sandwich incredibly tasty!
If you’ve ever seen cheesesteaks in paper bags with large grease stains, that would be from the Cheez Whiz.
We can debate which is better on a cheesesteak- American or Provolone cheese- OR- Cheez Whiz but, I’m not going to go into that debate. It’s all a matter of personal preferences.
Sauteed onions, green bell peppers, mushrooms, tomato sauce, sweet or hot peppers are popular choices for toppings. But, you can also get other toppings like pepperoni, salami or roasted peppers.
You’ll find mozzarella cheese, sauce and possibly pepperoni on a pizza steak. This is also delicious!
A cheesesteak hoagie consists of shredded lettuce, sliced tomatoes and sliced raw onions. It’s topped with oregano too just as a hoagie would be. You may want to get some mints too, if you don’t hold the onions.
Cheesesteaks also can be made with thinly sliced chicken breast. They’re called chicken steaks or chicken cheesesteaks. They’re good too and will save you some calories as well. It’s a great option for those looking to avoid beef.
One tasty variety is a Buffalo Chicken Cheesesteak made with buffalo sauce and bleu cheese dressing. Doesn’t that sound delicious? Of course you can add hot peppers or jalapenos peppers, if you’d like.
Depending where you go, you may find variations of chicken cheesesteaks as well. For example, you may find chicken pizza steaks, BBQ chicken cheesesteaks with BBQ sauce, cheddar cheese and bacon or a chicken BLT Cheesesteak.
What’s great about making them at home is that you can choose your own toppings and come up with whatever creations you desire. Have you thought up of any ideas yet? Leave them in the comments below.
Another great way to make a cheesesteak is to put it on toasty garlic bread. The first time I had that was an unforgettable experience for my taste buds. Try it some time.
Also, you can put your delicious cheesesteak on a a toasted hoagie roll, crusty Italian rolls or French Baguette if you’re looking for a crusty rolls.
What to serve with Philly Cheesesteaks
- French fries (most popular)
- potato chips
- onion rings
- fried mushrooms
- potato salad
- macaroni salad
- cole slaw
Cheesesteaks are great for game day and Super Bowl parties too. But, you can also make these tasty sandwiches for lunch or weeknight dinners because you can make them quickly.
Just be sure to make enough because your teens will probably devour more than one sandwich. We know how much teens can eat.
There are many great places to get a good cheesesteak in Philadelphia and its beautiful suburbs. Do your research carefully beforehand. Leave your favorite spot in the comments below.
See my Easy Authentic Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich Recipe. I also have a slow cooker version too.
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