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2014/06/10 10:36:31 (permalink)

Mayo on a cheese steak??????????

I was watching Adam Richman's show about sandwiches yesterday.  He was at John's Roast Pork in South Philly.  They were putting together a cheesesteak.  Steak, fried onion and sharp provolone looked good.  He got a roll and smeared it with mayo, added ketchup then the steak, then more ketchup.  Has anyone tried this?
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    Re:Mayo on a cheese steak?????????? 2014/06/10 10:54:43 (permalink)
    Now I like both ketchup and mayo just fine, but there is no way they will ever show up on one of my cheesesteaks.  Especially one as good as what they serve at John's Roast Pork.
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    Re:Mayo on a cheese steak?????????? 2014/06/10 11:13:32 (permalink)
    As a former hot dog vendor, I tend not to judge other people's condiment choices. While mayo is my personal favorite on many roast or grilled meat sandwiches, I don't overdo it. But I'm me, and everyone else is everyone else. If you like mayo on a cheesesteak, put it on your cheesesteak. If you don't, don't. I frown on fanatic fundamentalism regardless of whether it's over religion or how to make a sandwich. It would be a boring world if we all thought the same way and liked the same things.
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    Re:Mayo on a cheese steak?????????? 2014/06/10 11:27:00 (permalink)
    I live in a Philly cheese steak desert. There are about four local restaurants (not counting Subway) who offer "cheese steak" sandwiches on their menu. Unfortunately, every one of them make the sandwich with mayo, lettuce and tomato.  Of course, I can order it without the L,T, & M, but what's left isn't much of a sandwich either.
     
    When I want a cheese steak sandwich, I usually drive up to the next town where I can go to Penn Station and order one with sauteed onions, sauteed green peppers, sauteed mushrooms, and a little bit of horseradish sauce. I don't really know how far I'd have to drive to get an authentic Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich.
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    Re:Mayo on a cheese steak?????????? 2014/06/10 11:35:43 (permalink)
    Now, fundamentally, I do agree that one should use what condiments they like. It's your sandwich so please yourself. However, if it was the first one he ever had, I would suggest at least eating a couple of bites before lubing it. Be brave and adventurous! Maybe you'll like it as is. At the very least, you'll be able to judge how much condiment you need. It is so easy to overwelm a sandwich with one or another condiment
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    Re:Mayo on a cheese steak?????????? 2014/06/10 11:36:44 (permalink)
    As much as I love mayo, it just doesn't seem right on a cheesesteak.  And for me, ketchup is just plain wrong.
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    Re:Mayo on a cheese steak?????????? 2014/06/10 11:37:36 (permalink)
    While I don't like mayo on just about anything, it's not that unusual to see people get it on a cheesesteak in the Philly region. But it may happen less at the classic steak places in the city than in the typical suburban pizza places that just about all sell cheesesteaks.
     
    I do like ketchup on cheesesteaks though.
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    Re:Mayo on a cheese steak?????????? 2014/06/10 12:17:49 (permalink)
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    Now I like both ketchup and mayo just fine, but there is no way they will ever show up on one of my cheesesteaks.  Especially one as good as what they serve at John's Roast Pork.
    Did you hear that, PhillyPittsburgh has spoken!!
     
    While I like mayo and ketchup separately on certain things I'm not sure I'd care for them on a cheesesteak.  Mayo maybe but ketchup seems like a pretty strong flavor.
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    Re:Mayo on a cheese steak?????????? 2014/06/10 12:35:34 (permalink)
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    They may throw me out of Pittsburgh for the sin of having said anything nice about Philly!
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    Re:Mayo on a cheese steak?????????? 2014/06/10 12:36:07 (permalink)
    If that's the way he wants it, more power to him. I do agree with the choice of a real cheese rather than the dreaded Whiz. I know lots of places use it and some people prefer it, I suppose, but I'm not a fan.
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    Re:Mayo on a cheese steak?????????? 2014/06/10 12:54:38 (permalink)
    Growing up in Maryland, my first cheese steak experiences were at Jerry's, where they came standard with letuce, tomato, grilled onions and mayo - see menu.
     
    As was posted in another thread, this typically is a cheese steak hoagie in Philly.
     
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    Re:Mayo on a cheese steak?????????? 2014/06/10 12:59:56 (permalink)
    Treetop Tom

    I do agree with the choice of a real cheese rather than the dreaded Whiz.
    Hmmm...now I'm wondering if the ketchup and/or mayo work better based on the cheese style and the presence or lack of onions.
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    Re:Mayo on a cheese steak?????????? 2014/06/10 13:35:14 (permalink)
    I have never and will never put mayonnaise on a cheesesteak. That just sounds weird. I never saw that growing up, never. And I'm still growing up. The only thing that I can think of is that the combination of that with the ketchup made it a Thousand Island-type deal. Ketchup only for me, and for the millions that have been consumed in the Philadelphia area at all the old standby places.
     
    Do what you want, though.
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    Re:Mayo on a cheese steak?????????? 2014/06/10 14:35:58 (permalink)
    I grew up in Philadelphia, but they never used mayo in my neighborhood
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    Re:Mayo on a cheese steak?????????? 2014/06/10 15:28:34 (permalink)
    I'm a purest and I believe any food item should be made the way the original creator of the product made it. Any changes or variations to the original recipe or product  should not be tolerated------And that especially includes Ketchup, Mayo or anything else on a Philly Cheesesteak!
    From Wikipedia:
    The cheesesteak was developed in the early 20th century "by combining frizzled beef, onions, and cheese in a small loaf of bread," according to a 1987 exhibition catalog published by the Library Company of Philadelphia and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.[2]
    Philadelphians Pat and Harry Olivieri are often credited with inventing the sandwich by serving chopped steak on an Italian roll in the early 1930s.[3][4][5] The exact story behind its creation is debated, but in some accounts, Pat and Harry Olivieri originally owned a hot dog stand, and on one occasion, decided to make a new sandwich using chopped beef and grilled onions. While Pat was eating the sandwich, a cab driver stopped by and was interested in it, so he requested one for himself. After eating it, the cab driver suggested that Olivieri quit making hot dogs and instead focus on the new sandwich.[4][6] They began selling this variation of steak sandwiches at their hot dog stand near South Philadelphia's Italian Market. They became so popular that Pat opened up his own restaurant which still operates today as Pat's King of Steaks.[7] The sandwich was originally prepared without cheese; Olivieri claims provolone cheese was first added by Joe "Cocky Joe" Lorenza, a manager at the Ridge Avenue location."
    Cheesesteaks have become popular in restaurants, cafeterias and food carts throughout the city with many locations being independently owned, family-run businesses.[9][10] Variations of cheesesteaks are now common in several fast food chains.[11] Versions of the sandwich can also be found in locations ranging from bars to high-end restaurants.[12] Many establishments outside of Philadelphia also refer them specifically as "Philly cheesesteaks."[6]
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    Re:Mayo on a cheese steak?????????? 2014/06/10 16:13:50 (permalink)
    Although not a true cheesesteak, there was this place in San Diego I used to go DeMille's. and they put  mayo on their "Steak and Cheese" sandwich, along with lettuce and tomato. It was pretty good.
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    Re:Mayo on a cheese steak?????????? 2014/06/10 16:16:56 (permalink)
    fishtaco - to me (and others), that's when it becomes a cheesesteak hoagie.
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    Re:Mayo on a cheese steak?????????? 2014/06/10 16:18:42 (permalink)
    Foodbme

    I'm a purest and I believe any food item should be made the way the original creator of the product made it. Any changes or variations to the original recipe or product  should not be tolerated------And that especially includes Ketchup, Mayo or anything else on a Philly Cheesesteak!


    That's a bit harsh.considering even the famous Cheesesteak was not in fact a cheesesteak, according to what you reported.  French Fries would never have come about, and Coca Cola would have would have been a disaster as a addictive yet crappy tasting "brew"
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    Re:Mayo on a cheese steak?????????? 2014/06/10 16:23:48 (permalink)
    I  have been known to use mustard, however
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    Re:Mayo on a cheese steak?????????? 2014/06/10 16:24:33 (permalink)
    I  have been known to use mustard, however
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    Re:Mayo on a cheese steak?????????? 2014/06/10 16:27:55 (permalink)
    No mayo, no ketchup....PLEASE!
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    Re:Mayo on a cheese steak?????????? 2014/06/10 16:31:22 (permalink)
    harriet1954

    fishtaco - to me (and others), that's when it becomes a cheesesteak hoagie.

     And thank you kindly Harriet.
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    Re:Mayo on a cheese steak?????????? 2014/06/10 16:42:13 (permalink)
    Foodbme

    I'm a purest and I believe any food item should be made the way the original creator of the product made it. Any changes or variations to the original recipe or product  should not be

    Right. So people must stop calling fettuccine tossed with Parmigiano Reggiano, butter and cream Fettuccine Alfredo.
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    Re:Mayo on a cheese steak?????????? 2014/06/10 17:12:35 (permalink)
    What should they call such a dish, then, MH?
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    Re:Mayo on a cheese steak?????????? 2014/06/10 18:50:42 (permalink)
    Whatever the original sandwich is of any type, it appears to me that no matter what condiment any individual prefers makes that the sandwich of choice of that individual.  I have had the original cheese steak in Philly many times and I sorta like it like it comes but if you wanna add mayo or ketchup, what the heck.  That happens to be what the individual likes.
     
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    Re:Mayo on a cheese steak?????????? 2014/06/10 18:59:56 (permalink)
    Well said
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    Re:Mayo on a cheese steak?????????? 2014/06/10 19:45:27 (permalink)
    TJ Jackson

    What should they call such a dish, then, MH?
     
    Considering that Fettuccine Alfredo is nothing more than pasta with butter and cheese -- ONLY! -- then perhaps they should call it fettuccine with butter, cheese and cream.
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    Re:Mayo on a cheese steak?????????? 2014/06/10 22:30:14 (permalink)
    In general mayo is added to a cheesesteak hoagie, which includes the addition of lettuce tomato and raw onion.
     
    Mayo or ketchup on a cheesesteak is optional.. but not uncommon in the greater philadelphia area.
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    Re:Mayo on a cheese steak?????????? 2014/06/10 22:52:08 (permalink)
     
    No mayo for me ..... on anything. 
     
     
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    Re:Mayo on a cheese steak?????????? 2014/06/11 00:42:25 (permalink)
    Never been to Philly for a cheese steak sandwich, but I have had many roast beef po'boys in New Orleans and mayo was a must have!  Never ketchup though.
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