Is there a grocery near you that sells Dietz & Watson cold cuts at their deli counter? Like Albertsons or Tom Thumb? If so, see if they sell D&W’s Steakhouse Onion cheddar cheese- it is a white cheddar with grilled onions in it. Its like cheating when making something like a Philly.You're killing me. With everything shut down, I haven't gotten to a diner in two months. I'm really jonesing for a great Philly cheesesteak sandwich at the moment, but as a geobachelor locked down far from home, it doesn't really pay to get all the ingredients to make my own as I won't use them fast enough. Anyone got an idea for a good substitute?
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And it freezes.
I have frequently made “Faux Philly” sandwiches using that and deli-sliced roast beef to make a melt that scratches a similar itch.
But genuine Philly sandwiches are not that complex, ingredient-wise, and most of the ACTUAL ingredients can easily be frozen. I almost always have ziplock “chubs” of chopped onion (yellow, green and red) mushroom, peppers, garlic and other veggies in my freezer, waiting to be used.
The only ingredient that might be hard to have on hand 24/7 is your preferred bread.
So, if you know how to make one at home, a little planning means you could have one almost any time you want.