Philadelphians are passionate about their city's sandwich, but you can learn to make a world-class cheesesteak no matter where you live.
You will need
- 2 medium onions
- 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
- Frying pan
- 12 oz. rib-eye steak
- Salt and pepper
- Provolone cheese slices
- Philadelphia bread roll
- American cheese (optional)
- Processed cheese spread (optional)
Step 1 Cook the onions Chop up the onions and fry them in oil until they are soft.
Step 2 Slice up a rib-eye steak Slice a partially frozen rib-eye steak into thin strips, discarding the fat.
Step 3 Fry the steak Add the sliced beef to the frying pan, away from the vegetables. Season it with salt and pepper, and cook the meat until it is done.
Step 4 Separate the meat and onions into two portions Combine the meat and onions and then divide the mixture into two separate portions in the pan.
Step 5 Add cheese Place a couple of slices of provolone cheese on each portion and allow the cheese to melt.
You can substitute American cheese or processed cheese spread for the provolone.
Step 6 Serve on a roll Slice the roll in two. Remove the two cheesesteak portions from the pan and place them on the two halves of the roll before serving.
The Philly cheesesteak was invented in the 1930s when the owners of a hot dog shop in South Philadelphia decided to try something different for lunch.