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Secret to a Good Philly Cheesesteak | Chiddy's CheeseSteaks

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What is the Secret to a Good Philly Cheesesteak?

Many home cooks think they can replicate the fantastic sandwich they savored on a recent trip to the City of Brotherly Love, the one and only Philly Cheesesteak. Or is it? Thanks to the internet, online recipes abound for this regional treat. And just as plentiful are the declarations that a particular recipe holds the secret to a good Philly sammie oozing with meat juices and melted cheese. If you live in the New York TriState, we've got some great news. You can forgo searching online for“Philly cheese steak near me”, “good cheesesteaks near me”, or “cheesesteak with cheese whiz” and put all of Chiddy’s Long Island locations in your GPS. Which brings us to our question for you- why would you want to know the secret to a good Philly Cheesesteak, when you can come to Chiddy’s any day of the week for a GREAT Philly cheesesteak? It’s no secret that once you have tasted a Chiddy’s Philly cheesesteak sandwich, you’ll be counting the minutes until you can return to our restaurant or food truck for a repeat performance!

Well, search online if you must. You’ll quickly learn that to create an authentic cheesesteak sandwich, there are a few basics as well as a few open ‘secrets’. These include:

  • Thinly-sliced chopped steak that is cooked on a flat top grill. And only boneless steak will do. It is a well-marbled cut of beef. ‘Marbled’ is a polite way of saying ‘fat’, and fat = flavor. (Chiddy’s has a secret for keeping our steak slices both thin and uniform to keep the meat tender so it will cook evenly.)

  • Cooking Temperature: recipes vary, but Chiddy’s has perfected the ideal temperature for quickly grilling a steak to the perfect level of ‘doneness’. The result? Only melt-in-your-mouth tenderness without losing the meat juices that everybody savors! That’s what you can expect when you bite into a succulent Chiddy’s Cheesesteak!

  • Generosity: A true Philly Cheesesteak fills you up and then some! At Chiddy’s, we pile the meat on a toasted hoagie roll until it cannot hold anymore. Some of our customers ask for knives and forks, but we encourage our patrons to just dive right in!

  • Topped with melted American cheese, provolone cheese, or Cheez Whiz. (At Chiddy’s we offer the purists’ version with Cheez Whiz as well as the option to make a custom Philly Cheesesteak so you can have it your way.)

  • Once the basics of sandwich construction are finished, our customers can opt for the toppings of their choosing from fried onions, mushrooms, or sauteed bell peppers to name a few!

Why settle for okay? Chiddy's is your destination when searching for good cheesesteaks near me

While many home cooks, as well as a few competitors, have tried to replicate Chiddy’s great Philly Cheesesteak sandwiches, the results have ranged from, “just okay”, to “disappointing”, to “epic fail”. It’s no secret: at Chiddy’s, we do cheesesteak sandwiches, and we do them right! So there is really no need to Google “philly cheese steak near me”, “good cheesesteaks near me”, or “cheesesteak with cheese whiz”. Just get in the car and come on over to the Chiddy’s location nearest you. Be sure to bring your friends or the whole family because we pride ourselves in offering something for everyone! Plan to visit soon!