Prep 15 mins
Cook 3 mins
My tasty take on a Pittsburgh Original. I live just north of Pittsburgh, and not far form a Primanti's. We go there quite often, but when I want to save money or am really craving a sandwich, I just make one. Or course it's not as god as the original, but pretty darn close! For the recipe I put corned beef as my meat, but you an use any meat you prefer. Primanti's offers up Pastrami, Ham, Cappicola, steak, fried egg, turkey, and much more on thier sandwiches. This recipe is for two sandwiches.
- four slices of thick cut soft Italian bread
- sliced corned beef, in the amount of your choice or meat, of your choice in the amount of your choice
- 2 slices provolone cheese or 2 slices cheese, of your choice
- 1 cup cooked French fries, still warm or
- 10 cooked ore-ida oven chips
- 4 slices tomatoes
- 2 cups angel hair Coleslaw
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons white vinegar
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- Make the cole slaw by mixing the cole slaw, vegetable oil, sugar, onion powder, salt, and pepper together in a bowl.
- cook your fries. I use the ore-ide oven chips, those can be cooked like normal in the oven, or microwaved. To get the true primanti's fry texture I microwave these oven chips for about three minutes. It works best with these because they are pre-cooked, and tase well when microwaved.
- assemble your sandwich by putting the meat on the bottom piece of bread.
- put the cheese on the meat.
- put the french fries on.
- put as much cole slaw as you like on.
- place two slices of tomato on top
- place your top piece of bread on.
- cut in the middle, and viola.a Primanti!
Great recipe..... only one problem. It's not a Primanti without an egg! This sandwich is a meal, great for Sunday football.
The only things I did different with the coleslaw recipe is not add the onion powder (mostly because I forgot...) and substituted apple cider vinegar instead of white vinegar because I've seen so many recipes that call for the apple cider vinegar. This recipe turned out great!!! I think the coleslaw tastes perfect!! We made bacon and ham/cheese sandwiches instead, but I can't wait to buy the other meats like corned beef, pastrami, fish, and of course, the Pittsburgher Cheesesteak! :D We will be making "primannys" sandwiches often! We live 5 minutes from one, too, and it tastes just like it!
Thanks for posting this I saw it on Food Network and want to try this. Looked great!