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How to: Cheese Philly

For some reason I was on the Philadelphia Wiki page and made the mistake of clicking on the Cheese Philly link, and now I want one . Question is, what's the best cheese available in CH to make one?
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Re: How to: Cheese Philly

Depends on where you get your Philly Cheese sandwich. I like my with Provolone cheese
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Old 06.03.2012, 12:37
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Re: How to: Cheese Philly

You mean a cheese steak? Since Cheese Whiz and Orange (or even white) American cheese isn't available here that I've seen, you'll probably need to stick with provolone. You may need to go to Philly to experience it first-hand as there's nothing like fresh one from Geno's. Now I want one, too.
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Re: How to: Cheese Philly

Any specific kind of bread? Or would a simple bagguete suffice?
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Re: How to: Cheese Philly

You will still be missing the primary ingredient for the incredible taste of a Philly cheesesteak, which is the sweat dribbling from the cook's chin.

I prefer Pat's to Geno's but Tony Luke's is the best by far.
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Any specific kind of bread? Or would a simple bagguete suffice?
Not really specific, but it should be white bread and soft, not crusty on the outside. Also big enough to hold a substantial amount of meat n cheese, so standard baguette size probably won't work.
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Re: How to: Cheese Philly



It's things like this that make me really homesick from time to time...

Aside from the cheese, I've never seen minute steaks over here...
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You will still be missing the primary ingredient for the incredible taste of a Philly cheesesteak, which is the sweat dribbling from the cook's chin.

I prefer Pat's to Geno's but Tony Luke's is the best by far.
Another vote for Tony Luke's mmmm I'm going to be dreaming about their roast pork sandwich with greens now !!!
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For some reason I was on the Philadelphia Wiki page and made the mistake of clicking on the Cheese Philly link, and now I want one . Question is, what's the best cheese available in CH to make one?
Hooters does a washed down version of it..but the portion is definitely generous. Let me know, if you're heading that way. Been craving one for a while now.
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Old 06.03.2012, 13:09
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Any specific kind of bread? Or would a simple bagguete suffice?
The bread roll is usually a Hoagie roll, which is made from French bread dough and is thicker, wider and softer than your typical bagguete. You need room for all of the beef, onions and cheese, so a typcial loaf of French bread cut into 3rd's should do nicely (don't forget to grill the bread).

For goodness sake whatever you do, do not substitue Cheeze Whiz for the real thing if you find it. It's neither cheeze nor authentic for the sandwich and rather revolting to think about on anything trying to be a true Philly Cheese Steak sandwich quite honestly. I agree with the other comments to use Provalone
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It's things like this that make me really homesick from time to time...

Aside from the cheese, I've never seen minute steaks over here...
Minute steaks are normally cut from round or sirloin, but you could substitue chuck or flank in a pinch. You can ask a butcher here to slice whatever you choose into thin strips, make sure they cut across the grain otherwise it will be chewy and tough.

Here's a link to a site that gives a good overview on how to prepare minute steak.

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-minute-steak.htm
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Re: How to: Cheese Philly

I read you can use rib-eye too (entrecote parisienne over here).
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http://ocppizza.com/yahoo_site_admin/assets/images/philly_cheese_steak.310171831_std.jpg

It's things like this that make me really homesick from time to time...

Aside from the cheese, I've never seen minute steaks over here...
I'm looking at minute steak on the front page of the Manor flyer. On sale for 2.95/100g. It's in steaks so you'll have to cut it into strips.
http://www.manor.ch/de/aktuelle+ange...ote-flash.html

Anyway, I think a baguette is a good option. Though yes the ones in the states have a softer crust. The issue is bread to steak ratio! If the baguette is too thin don't fill it up too much.

I'm voting for Provolone as well.
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Re: How to: Cheese Philly

I'm a philly girl and have to say that my Dad makes the best!! (really) but since he's thousands of miles away I've had to make my own.

I think the best one I made was using a pretzel like baguette from Migros. It was quite big - enough for 2 and had roasted pumpkin seeds on the top. It was soft but the pretzel like crust helpd hold it all together. I can't remember what cheese I used - probably any swiss cheese that I had on hand which I grate for grilled cheese, omlettes, etc... Also really good with finely sliced chicken breast.
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Re: How to: Cheese Philly

Strozzi at Enge in Zurich used to do one but sadly it's closed down until summer 2012 BUT the Fraumunster Strozzi has one - not quite n the same league as a US one but if you have a real hankering it might just do!!
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I'm a philly girl and have to say that my Dad makes the best!! (really) but since he's thousands of miles away I've had to make my own.

I think the best one I made was using a pretzel like baguette from Migros. It was quite big - enough for 2 and had roasted pumpkin seeds on the top. It was soft but the pretzel like crust helpd hold it all together. I can't remember what cheese I used - probably any swiss cheese that I had on hand which I grate for grilled cheese, omlettes, etc... Also really good with finely sliced chicken breast.
I spent all my childhood summers at the Jersey shore where I met scores of kids from Philly and we used to hang out together. They introduced me to these culinary delights A lot of the sandwich joints were run by ex-Phillyites and sold these fabulous cheese steak hoagies.

I never had it with chicken breast, but your version sounds good. If I had to (try to) duplicate it here, I would use some kind of soft bread (maybe Tessinerbrot), get some good beef, thinly sliced (Angus would work well) and melt cheddar cheese over (Cathedral city) and top it all with lots of fried, caramelized onions

OMG, now I've got a serious craving for one...........
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For some reason I was on the Philadelphia Wiki page and made the mistake of clicking on the Cheese Philly link, and now I want one . Question is, what's the best cheese available in CH to make one?
Paddy, I would use Cathedral City cheddar if I were making it
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Re: How to: Cheese Philly

Anybody going to hooters today?
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Anybody going to hooters today?
I wish, but I'm laid up with a broken foot and can't go ANYwhere!
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Old 07.03.2012, 11:37
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Re: How to: Cheese Philly

I know it's not the same as the real thing but I think that Subway does a Philly Cheese Steak - maybe they do at the ones here too?

There is one in Stücki here in Basel if anyone has the urge to peek at what's on the menu.
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