Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins
I come from the land of seafood po' boys so Philly Cheesteak Sandwiches are new to me. I was gifted a Cook's Country magazine and this recipe was one featured. Their process of developing a recipe is so interesting. This particular one included a trip to the more famous purveyors of sandwiches in South Philadelphia and the recreation was, naturally, all about the beef. After the prep, the sandwiches cook pretty quickly. (Note: The recipe doesn't call for it, but I dash on some garlic power for additional flavor.)
- 6 teaspoons vegetable oil
- 2 small onions, chopped
- 1 1⁄2 lbs sirloin, tips pounded until paper thin
- salt and pepper
- 8 thin slices provolone cheese, cut in half
- 4 (6 inch) sub rolls, slit partially open lengthwise
- Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skille over medium high heat until very hot. Add onions and cook until soft and golden, about 5 minutes. Remove and set aside.
- Season with salt and pepper the pounded steak slices. Heat additional 2 teaspoons oil in the same skillet and heat until very hot. Place half of the steaks into the skillet (they may overlap).
- Cook until steaks are no longer pink, about 1 minute per side. Remove pan from heat, layer 4 half slices of cheese over meat, top with more meat and finally 4 more half slices of cheese. Cover pan with lid to melt cheese, about 1 minute.
- Divide meat and cheese between 2 rolls, top with half of onions and pour accumulated juices from skillet over the meat. (To keep warm, wrap in foil while preparing the remainding sandwiches.).
- Wipe skillet clean with paper towelling and repeat process with remaining steaks. Wrap the second batch of sandwiches in foil and let sit for about 1 minute to allow flavors meld. Serve.