• 8 ounces Cheese Whiz (the only correct brand)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large onion
  • Oil or butter for frying
  • 4 frozen sandwich steaks
  • 2 Italian rolls, sliced lengthwise
  • Condiments to taste; ketchup, red and green peppers, hot sauce


Put Cheese Whiz in top of double broiler with butter. Heat until soft and drippy. Keep warm over hot water while you prepare steaks.

Slice onion and fry it in oil or butter on a griddle. When golden brown and squiggly, scoot onions to one side of grill and slap on slabs of prefab frozen sandwich steaks. When brown on one side (less than a minute), flip and cook other side, pushing onions back to mingle with the meat. The steaks will be done within 90 seconds total, but don't worry if they loiter on the grill with the onions a few extra minutes.

When ready to serve, take a sharp knife and hack steaks into helter-skelter ribbons, then scoop them up with the onions and load them into the rolls. Immediately spoon on molten cheese and add desired condiments.

We recommend and order of cheese fries on the side.
Serves 2, with cheese left over for 2 orders of cheese fries.
(From Jane & Michael Stern's ""Coast to Coast Cookbook"", REAL AMERICAN FOOD"

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Submitted 6/13/05.
Source: Real American Food
Submitted By: Joy Bowers
South Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich