When it comes to iconic dishes such as a Philly cheesesteak it is nearly impossible to pinpoint the perfect recipe. Some loyalists swear that provolone is the only cheese that should be used. Others won't eat it unless it has Cheez Whiz or American cheese.
Then there is the whole onions debate, some like with and others without. Naturally, the debate extends to the seasoning of the meat and choice of bread.
The solution, it seems, is to try out a few different recipes and select the one that not only makes your mouth water but also keeps your tummy happy. Below you'll we give you an inside look at some of Philadelphia's most popular cheesesteak restaurants, as well as a video recipe for making your own cheesesteak sandwiches at home.
Tony Luke's Philly Cheesesteak
We begin our foray into the ideal Philly cheesesteak recipes with this video from Tony Luke's, a famed Philly hot spot. Chef Tony swears by slow cooking a thinly cut ribeye and every so carefully blending it with onions, hot peppers and provolone cheese. The result will make you hungry.
Philly Cheesesteaks: Geno's vs. Pat's
Pat's King of Steaks and Geno's Steaks are two famed cheesesteak restaurants located across from each other in South Philly. Each restaurant has loyal costumers that prefer one over the other. So what's the difference? This video gives you a good idea of what to expect when eating at Pat's or Geno's.
How to Order a Philly Cheesesteak
When visiting Philadelphia and expect long lines when ordering a cheesesteak. You'll want to get the lingo just right to ensure you end up with the Philly cheese steak of your dreams.
Easy Philly Cheesesteak Recipe
Not everyone can make it to Philly and enjoy an authentic cheesesteak sandwich. However, you can have some fun in the kitchen whipping up your own versions. Popsugar Food's Brandi Milloy shows you how to recreate a Geno's and Pat's cheesesteak at home.