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Sunday, March 04, 2012

Philly Cheese Steak

Years ago one of our quick meals was philly cheese steakM & M Meat Shops sold boxes of the prepared meat, thin cut and ready to cook for this delicious sandwich.  Unfortunately, they no longer sell the philly cheese steak meat so there are three ways to get it: slice it yourself, have the butcher shop slice it for you or buy from a restaurant supply.  The key thing about the meat is it is very thinly sliced.

philly cheese steak sandwich
My husband brought home philly cheese steaks for dinner a couple of nights ago.  A very good fried of ours and experienced restauranteur who's specialty is English style fish and chips has just opened a snack bar.  She is from England and oh my gosh you should taste her steak and kidney pies!

Philly cheese steak is a type of sandwich using very thinly sliced beef with a cheese sauce.  She makes the cheddar cheese sauce from scratch which is basically a thick white sauce with cheddar cheese added.  Sautéed green peppers and onion add a lovely flavour.  The filling is piled into a toasted hot dog bun.  She makes her philly cheese steaks very similar to the way I make mine. 

One of my kitchen splurge this spring is an electric meat slicer.  I have been convinced I need one of these for quite some time for custom cutting thin, uniform sandwich meat slices.   As kitchen appliances go, a meat slicer is not expensive.  Canadian Tire put them on sale for $69 a couple of times a year.  It is an extremely useful appliance if you are like us, using whole cuts of meat we cure and cook or simply cook rather than buying store bought.  The slicer will compliment my big kitchen splurge this year, a smoker!  I am so excited...


1 food lovers commented:

LindaG said...

I have gone through 3 meat slicers in the last 30 + years.
All for home made jerky. ;-)

I think I am making cheese steaks for lunch.
Have a great day!