Having friends over to watch the NBA draft Thursday night? Want to have them coming back to the buffet spread for more? Serve up this authentic Philly cheesesteak recipe from the restaurant whose founder invented them, Pat’s King of Steaks, in honor of the Philadelphia 76ers having the No. 1 overall pick for the second straight year.
Boston passed up on the chance to draft University of Washington point guard Markelle Fultz by trading the No. 1 overall pick for the No. 3 pick and a haul of future first rounders. Fine and dandy for the 76ers, who were looking for the perfect backcourt complement for last year’s No. 1 pick Ben Simmons of Australia, by way of LSU, who sat out all year with a broken foot.
Philadelphia lore has it that the cheesesteak was invented by a hotdog vendor named Pat Olivieri in 1930. Here’s how the story goes, according to visitPhilly.com:
6 tablespoons Soya bean oil
1 large onion, sliced
24 ounces sliced rib eye or eye roll steak
Cheese (store processed recommended); American or Provolone
4 crusty Italian Rolls
Sweet green and red peppers, sauteed in oil (optional)
Mushrooms sauteed in oil (optional)
Heat an iron skillet or a non-stick pan over medium heat and add 3 tablespoons of oil to the pan and saute the onions to desired doneness. Remove the onions and add the remaining oil and saute the slices of meat quickly on both sides. Melt the cheez whiz in a double boiler or in the microwave. Place 8 ounces of the meat into the rolls, add onions, and pour the store-processed cheese over top. Garnish with sweet peppers, mushrooms, ketchup.
This recipe is compliments of Pat’s King of Steaks via www.FoodNetwork.com.