I've lived in the Philadelphia region all my life. If someone says "Philly cheesesteak," we know they're a tourist.
There are a lot of debates in Philly
I like my cheesesteaks many different ways. Cheese whiz (controversial) with fried onions (whiz with as Philadelphians say) and ketchup (very controversial) is excellent! Mushrooms with sweet peppers and onions and marinara sauce is always good. I even like it with black olives. I've never even seen black olives on a cheese steak menu before.
This is similar to a Pennsylvania Dutch cheesesteak that they call a webber. I was told a webber has American cheese instead of provolone; and it doesn't have any Italian seasonings like oregano. The Pennsylvania Dutch are not actually Dutch at all. They're actually mostly German mixed with a little Swiss. The story goes they told the English settlers they are Deutsche, and they thought they were telling them they're Dutch, and that's why they are called that. They're mostly further away from the city than where I live. I believe the cheseesteak was invented by Italians. Anyhow, this is what I made, and it was f****** great, and I'll eat it the exact same way again!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
Frozen steak sandwich meat (I didn't weigh it. I eyeballed it.)
1 plum tomato
Lettuce (I used romaine, but iceberg is good too.)
3 slices of provolone cheese
Red pepper flakes (optional)
Heat vegetable oil in a skillet.
Cut the veggies as shown in the video.
Season the steak with salt and pepper and cook until brown.
Top steak with cheese once fully cooked.
Once the cheese is melted, put inside a cut roll.
Add the mayo and veggies.
Cut in half.
Check out longer and more detailed videos on my YouTube channel. Formerly The XSrian Cooking Show.
Original video I uploaded in April, 2016