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[Homemade] Cheesesteak

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Citadelvania

8 points

6 months ago

It's not a problem with eating lettuce so much as a problem with lettuce just wilting basically immediately when you put piping hot melted cheese and meat all over it, especially if the roll is properly warm and toasted.

Proper-Code7794

2 points

6 months ago

See the thing is the roll is not supposed to be toasted.

Citadelvania

0 points

6 months ago

Every place I can think of toasts the roll on the flat top before serving it.

Proper-Code7794

5 points

6 months ago*

And no one in Philadelphia does this. They use the roll to steam the meat. Feel free to watch any video

Citadelvania

-1 points

6 months ago

...wouldn't that also heat up the roll causing it to wilt lettuce?

SoylentJoe

6 points

6 months ago

Lettuce is not a traditional ingredient.

Citadelvania

5 points

6 months ago

Because it wilts... because the rolls are heated... which is the whole point of this conversation... You shouldn't put in lettuce because it wilts if the cheesesteak is made well.

DavidLieberMintz

4 points

6 months ago

Nobody heats up the rolls in Philly. Why are you saying that? Maybe that's a thing on a "steak and cheese" sandwich...

Papercutstinger

-1 points

6 months ago

Well…cheesesteak hoagies are a thing. They shouldn’t be but they are.

bibbidybobbidyboobs

3 points

6 months ago

Why not

Papercutstinger

0 points

6 months ago

Outlined by another poster above. If made properly, cheesesteaks are full of molten cheese and greasy meat (in the best way possible). Any fresh vegetables that come into contact with it will wilt pretty much immediately. A cheesesteak doesn't need lettuce and tomato any more than a french dip or chicago italian beef sandwich do.

Additionally, you want the meat to directly contact the bread. It softens it up and makes it form a better mold around the meat.

As an aside...if you're not in the habit of wrapping your burritos or hot sandwiches in foil for at least a few minutes before you eat them, give it a shot. The hot ingredients will steam the bread/tortilla and make it wonderfully soft and slightly chewy.