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9/15/08 2:41 PM
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formerwrestler1
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I figured I'd come to the OG to get a real answer:

What cut of meat is used when grilling Philadelphia Cheese Steak for sandwiches? Obviously, it's steak, but what cut, how thin, any other info?

Thanks

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9/15/08 2:53 PM
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 traditionally, it is thinly sliced ribeye - you would need a deli-type of meat slicer to get it that thin
9/15/08 4:38 PM
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^That's what my roommate and I used. Put the ribeye in the freezer for about 30 minutes to make it easier for the meat slicer. Or have your butcher do it.
9/16/08 7:48 AM
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Thanks for the replies. I knew I could count of the OG.

Will have them cut at the butcher.

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9/21/08 2:14 PM
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CR1chard is correct.
9/22/08 10:59 PM
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If you partially freeze the steak and have a super sharp santoku knife, you can cut it pretty damn thin.  Not as uniform and perfectly thin as a deli slicer, but it could be passable, in a pinch.  Not really worth the time, though, since any half ass meat counter would be able to do it for free and a hell of a lot faster, even at the grocery store.

I've actually had it done with a NY strip, to reduce the fat content, and it turned out pretty good.
9/26/08 4:15 PM
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 Just make sure you use cheese sauce like cheese wiz, and not real cheese.
9/26/08 8:32 PM
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Tony Luke's, Jim's, Pat's and Geno's all offer cheese wiz.
9/27/08 8:47 AM
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Canned cheese is the tradition, but fuck tradition (traditions less than 100 years old ain't traditions anyhoot - they're habits that have yet to fucking take) - I want what tastes good, so I'll use the most applicable cheese in my fridge - baby swiss, usually. Meatwise, I've made cheesesteaks with thinly-sliced ribeye, ground chuck, shredded brisket, corned beef; you name it. The ribeye was best, followed closely by the brisket. Bread? I like French, which you'll never hear me say outside of this context. Onions? Texas sweet, baby... Peppers? Whatever takes my fancy - usually roasted red bell - just the flesh.

A cheesesteak is bread, beef, onions, peppers and cheese. Feel free to adjust each ingredient to your fancy. Don't try to complicate the experience by draping it in a faux-legend that doesn't exist.

Cheers

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10/9/08 2:48 AM
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Bread, Beef, Mushrooms, & Cheese. aaaaaaand thats it...haha
10/10/08 12:58 AM
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I'm a wiz fan.
10/21/08 7:32 PM
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 wiz + regular cheese FTW
11/19/08 6:12 PM
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Au Contrair, the chain meat from the tenderloin is used for Philly Cheesesteak Sammich. Alton Brown
11/27/08 10:44 PM
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 steak ums
11/27/08 11:37 PM
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No steak ums.

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