Patriots Game Day Snack No. 9: Cheesesteak!!!
Easy to do (as in stupidly simple, really) and it packs a wallop of flavor with just five ingredients. Clipped this recipe from Food Network Magazine and yes, we actually subscribe to an actual magazine, the kind you get in the mail and you pick up and hold and turn pages and everything!!!
Here's one of the few we've tried that measures up to what you'd expect from your favorite local sub shop. My wife and I always treat ourselves when the game is just getting underway because later on we'll probably be too wound up to get it right.
The key here is to get the butcher at your grocery store to shave the beef for you, which we've found they're quite happy to do if you just ask. Don't be afraid to, they're glad to help and besides, they know it's better than the pre-packaged stuff in the refrigerated section. This recipe takes about 20 minutes total and serves four.
Philly Style Cheesesteak Sandwich:
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, 1 onion thinly sliced, Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, 1 pound shaved beef, Hot sauce (to taste), Worcestershire sauce (to taste), 4 hoagie or hero rolls (split), Sliced cherry peppers and American cheese, for topping
Preheat your oven's broiler. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring, until golden, about 4 minutes; season with salt and pepper. Remove the onion to a plate. Add the beef to the skillet and cook, stirring, until it starts to turn brown, about 8 minutes. Add a few dashes each of hot sauce and Worcestershire and toss to coat.
Pile the beef and onion onto the rolls and top with the cherry peppers and cheese, however much you like of each. Place on a baking sheet and broil (open-face) until the cheese melts.
Absolute killer flavor in every bite. Potato chips on the side and an ice-cold beverage and voila! You're in Mmmmm city. GO PATS!!!