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Claudia Mitchell (author) on August 04, 2013: Hi Vespa - This is definitely fit for a king. Jim has lived in the area since 1979, and has been coming to Primanti’s for sardine sandwiches since the '80s. I went to school in NC and they always put coleslaw on their bbq sandwiches. I hope you enjoy the sandwich too. Ham, french fries, tomato, provolone cheese, and coleslaw are stuffed between two slices of Italian bread and served on wax paper. The next thing that gets added to the sandwich is French fries. Thanks for reading and commenting. Hot Meatloaf. There are a couple ingredients I cannot have, but the rest sounds yummy. grilled lamb topped with green peppers, onions and provolone cheese, served on pita bread Lamb On The Rod $8.00 It was not, years ago, but Primanti Bros has been a 'thing' for a long time now.Before the internet it was mostly a 'Pittsburgh thing' to do just that; add fries and slaw in the sammich.. sauce: worked at 'The O' just down the street in 86/87. I'll have to try it! Sitting in the midst of Primanti's regulars munching on their own towering sandwiches, I couldn’t help but feel that I, too, belonged. I prefer thinner french fries, but crinkle-cut work well too.). Believe it or not, a french fry sandwich is actually pretty common in other parts of the world, much like New Zealand and Australia. Nell - The best part of this sandwich is that is a meal in one. Wow, what a great sandwich idea. Laura Zorch’s perfect sandwich would include two donuts instead of two pieces of bread. Pastrami 肋 Cheese 燎 French Fries All in one sandwich?! In the summer or any other time of the year, nothing beats a fresh beefsteak tomato that has just been picked and sliced. Claudia Mitchell (author) on July 26, 2013: Thanks AliciaC! It's definitely best when you have a big appetite. Can't wait to try it! Why Pittsburgh Loves French Fries on Its Sandwiches. We've rounded up Pittsburgh's five best local venues serving the most delicious fries in the 'Burgh. Tracy Lynn Conway from Virginia, USA on July 11, 2013: Your photos are out of this world! Somewhere in the middle of the 19th century lies the inventor of the french fry. I talked about them last year in my post ‘Pittsburgh, in a Sandwich’ – as a refresher (and as you can see above), they make a nontraditional sandwich that is topped with French fries and coleslaw. Welcome to Kretzler's Tavern, established in 1951 by our grandfather Howard Kretzler. When sandwiches are part of your story, you just have to own it. The idea of an all-in-one sandwich of meat, coleslaw, and French fries became an instant hit with the surrounding Strip District purveyors. This however really does appeal to me and I would definitely need the knife and fork I think! Everyone has an affair with food. Served with french fries, potato pancakes, coleslaw, mashed potatoes, applesauce, soup (seafood soup add $1.50), small salad, small Caesar, or macaroni and cheese (Fridays only). I love the idea of the vinegary coleslaw and I also vote for pastrami as the best cold cut ever. Thanks for sharing. Ready for another season of Amazing Race? With the savory sandwiches and the multiple locations across the city, there's no reason not to go. Glimmer, what a great sandwich recipe I would love to try this fall. Hi randomcreative - Hopefully this hub inspired you to try a sandwich like this. You can't get it any simpler than that. Alecia Murphy from Wilmington, North Carolina on June 26, 2013: I want to leap through the screen and eat that sandwich! Fries on a sandwich? Place the bread on a baking sheet, and toast to a light brown in the preheated oven, 3 to 5 minutes. The fries really make the sandwich! If you haven't been lucky enough to try one, you've probably seen the sandwich featured on various television food programs. If you've ever wanted a french fry-filled burger, you're in luck — that's exactly what Burger King has down in its stores in New Zealand. Seems to me that's a time saver. Sharing. Awesome hub! Claudia Mitchell (author) on August 24, 2013: Hi rajan - This is definitely a hearty sandwich and is easily adapted to to anyone's tastes. I never had that type of sandwich before. Hi Bill - When I was dating my husband he took me home to meet his parents and we went out and had one of these. Guess I missed out! Burger King debuts french fry sandwich in New Zealand. This is a hub that makes me want to go to the grocery store right now to get the ingredients. I've been swamped. It looks so delicious. Sandwich Only . It’s not a sex thing, and it’s definitely not something they say in the Mafia even though it sounds like it should be: “Jimmy, I want you to turn him into a Pittsburgh salad. I am making one of these in the near future. Originating in a famous city eatery, locals and out-of-towners alike, have been enjoying this treat since the 1930s. I peeked, but I knew the answer already. I wonder if they learned it from Pittsburgh?? Then came another storefront, and another, and another... Today, there are 30 Primanti storefronts across the country with a loyal public following. Just serve with an ice-cold beverage and enjoy. Cheese is an important part of this Pittsburgh-style sandwich. Gently press down so all of the ingredients mingle together. Interesting recipe. Claudia Mitchell (author) on January 21, 2016: Hi suzzycue - Apologies that it took so long to reply. This singular sandwich brings patrons back, time and again. Enjoy the sandwich if you make one. Alisha Ebrahimji CNN Published Monday, February 24, 2020 11:05AM EST Burger King's latest creation: is the Chip Butty, a patty-less sandwich. BRGR. If you're craving some coffee & espresso in Pittsburgh, then you've come to the right place! Jun 6, 2018 - Here's what you need: soft italian bread, capicola, provolone cheese, french fry, coleslaw, tomato Have a great day. The Pittsburgh Steelers lost their opportunity to play this Sunday way back in the first round of the playoffs. Ramsay’s video is the gateway drug. Loved how you relayed the history of this Pittsburgh classic mixed with all the other components, great job! "The higher the mountain of ingredients, the better," says Mandy. lol! Capeesh?” A Pittsburgh salad is, quite predictably, a salad with French fries on it. Guess I need to go shopping tomorrow! “The sandwich turns out to be as big as someone’s head.” Benigni started playing around with toppings, everything from sunny side up eggs to house-made bacon to broccoli rabe to meatloaf, with interesting results. ), we also know that Pittsburgh has some world-class […] Crisp coleslaw adds a fresh touch to the sandwich. Healthy too. If you have ever been to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania or anywhere else around the area, chances are pretty high that you have seen a Pittsburgh-style sandwich on a restaurant menu. :). Place 1/4 of … The Primanti Brothers opened their restaurant in Pittsburgh in the 1920s. Inspired by a popular Pittsburgh sandwich, this dip reimagines the dish’s signature ingredients - French fries and coleslaw – into one creamy, melty, game day appetizer. I sat with friends and shared another of the restaurant’s staples: the a Pitts-burger, the alleged second-best selling item after Iron City Beer. The french fries and coleslaw are the ingredients that make it so unique. In fact, I can't recall seeing this as a menu option anywhere I went. ), Approximately 1/3 cup coleslaw (If you need a quick and easy recipe that is just right, try the one below. Don't forget to have lots of napkins, and maybe even a fork and knife, because it does get messy! Primanti's, Pittsburgh's most famous sandwich shop, is known for coleslaw and french fries within the sandwich. A crisp dill pickle also hits the spot. Hi Sunshine - One of the nice perks of living around Pittsburgh is the availability of fresh italian bread. Preheat oven to 225 degrees F (110 degrees C). Wow., there is a name for it! By the way I love your organization, very professional. It looks so hearty and delicious. Sometimes french fries just make the best meals. $8.95. It had cappicola and salami with melted provolone, french fries, cole slaw and tomato on pugliese bread (yes, cole slaw and french fries actually inside of the sandwich) -- sounded so odd that I had to order it. Thanks for sharing Glimmer. Next time you come to the city you have to try one. Founded in 1933, … Over the years there have been some changes to the menu and the restaurant and, in recent years, they have expanded throughout the area. If you can find it, a nice hearty Italian bread is perfect. Regardless, this sandwich looks delicious and I can't wait to try it at home. LOL;-) Good night! Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on July 23, 2013: These sounds so delicious, Glimmer! and adding the french fries, why didn't I think of that? No, a Pittsburgh salad isn’t when a high school bully makes you eat the contents of a trash can. The city’s love affair with the kitchen sink sandwiches started more than 80 years ago. Vespa Woolf from Peru, South America on August 04, 2013: Your photos make my mouth water! Three, to be exact. Online ordering menu for KRETZLERS TAVERN. I believe my hubby would devour this in one bite. This looks delicious. Owner Glen Benigni used a bun from Sabroni’s, a local bakery, as the muse for the restaurant’s signature Headwiches. Thanks tonyx35. They put fries on salads around here too. VH1: For lunch go to Wholey’s — the fried cod sandwich is the best fish sandwich you’ll ever eat in your life. on July 04, 2013: GTF, I haven't eaten a Pittsburg sandwich but we do make something like this minus the meat. The new locations just don't seem the same. Thanks for sharing, and I am keeping this in my recipe notes! Vacation Trip - Glad you enjoyed the hub. French fries sandwich is a good combination. - Jim Shearer, Top 20 Countdown Dave Forman: Fantastic collection of older and new comic books, toys, cds, records, dvds, books, and magazines. We've been a family owned and operated restaurant ever since. Claudia Mitchell (author) on August 24, 2014: Hello Audrey - My apologies for not responding sooner. Strip District storefront opened in 1933, and became the place for the workingman to grab a cheap, convenient meal. Pittsburgh Steak Salad is a steak salad with french fries and ranch dressing on top of it. Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on June 30, 2013: Okay, Glimmer Twin Fan...I am drooling. There's just something about cole slaw on meat that entices me. Pittsburgh is known for its delicious, French fry filled sandwiches and there’s no shortage of places to find that perfect sub or sandwich. This looks absolutely delicious! Claudia Mitchell (author) on June 30, 2013: I'm good with sandwiches for breakfast! Choose a classic sandwich or try the chili cheese fries, their perfect on a rainy day. Now your brother can say he's eating his sandwich "Pittsburgh Style". I hope you enjoy the sandwich if you make it. It is easy to recognize a Pittsburgh-style sandwich. Had no idea a whole region of the world ate this way. Interesting that they add fries to sandwiches in Peru. It's nice that they are so close. Ham, french fries, tomato, provolone cheese, and coleslaw are stuffed between two slices of Italian bread and served on wax paper. Danielle Rhinelander: Love the cole slaw, fries, and beef sandwiches! I talked about them last year in my post ‘Pittsburgh, in a Sandwich’ – as a refresher (and as you can see above), they make a nontraditional sandwich that is topped with French fries and coleslaw. Thelma Alberts from Germany and Philippines on July 12, 2013: Oh boy! Once family-owned-and-operated, a corporation now stacks coleslaw and mealy French fries on generic lunchmeat piled so high on inferior bread it’s close to impossible to hold your sandwich with just one hand. Best Fish Sandwich in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Find 3,075 Tripadvisor traveller reviews of THE BEST Fish Sandwich and search by price, location, and more. "We are the spot for people to go when they want that special sandwich." Hope your family enjoys this as their supper. Claudia Mitchell (author) on March 10, 2015: Hi kalinin58 - The bread I used was Italian bread, but it's probably similar. Glad you liked the recipe and hope you give a try sometime. French fry sandwich – such as the chip butty and the Mitraillette. While ownership has changed hands several times in the 80-plus years, the menu has, for the most part, stayed exactly the same. I will be doing just that in the very near future! A must-try! Lucy Jones from Scandinavia on July 09, 2013: Claudia Mitchell (author) on July 08, 2013: Thanks teaches! I love the idea of the deli meats with the fries and slaw. Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on July 10, 2013: The bread looks so fresh and yummy! It does not take long. He talks to sandwich makers and and amusement park French fry vendors about the customs they uphold and the legends they tell among themselves. How did I never thought of it before? The foundation for this sandwich is the bread. Hi Michelle - Glad you enjoyed the recipe and hope you give it a try. Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on June 26, 2013: I make a cabbage salad with the oil vinegar and sugar and it is so good, I bet as slaw it would be good! It’s the perfect balance of smoky, tangy and sweet for tailgate-lovers everywhere. Every sandwich tells a story. I love mustard, so I usually put on a generous portion. Vinegary coleslaw burned my nostrils as I choked down bread. Total Time: 8 hours 25 minutes. Slice the Italian loaf, cutting slices about an inch (2 cm) in thickness. You'll love it and your slaw sounds light and delicious. Suzanne Ridgeway from Dublin, Ireland on July 05, 2013: I have never heard of this famous sandwich but boy does it sound and look the business!! “The ingredients taste great apart, but it is an amazing combination when you put them together,” says Mark Yester, a born-and-raised Pittsburgher. I hope you get a chance to make this sandwich. Resting Time: 8 hours. "There isn’t anything like it in New York," she says. Your hub insipid me to make one so I could try it out myself. Blessings, Audrey. Thanks so much starbright. Claudia Mitchell (author) on June 27, 2013: Hi alexmk - Good question, I put them on when they are hot or warm. That'll teeach me to read recipe and food hubs at 1:30 in the morning! In my book, any sandwich is a good sandwich. They put french fries in the sandwich. Why not? I've had Primanti Brothers a few years ago and it was one of my favorite sandwiches ever. on August 21, 2013: Love this delicious and hearty sandwich. No, a Pittsburgh salad isn’t when a high school bully makes you eat the contents of a trash can. ), A big handful of French fries (Restaurants use those good greasy french fries, but at home, I don't have a fryer, so I use a bag of frozen potatoes. Liz Rayen from California on July 10, 2013: Glimmer.. this is absolutely not fair at all! I apologize it has taken so to respond. After some texting and Google searches, my worst fears were confirmed that such a sandwich does exist. Mark Shulkosky from Pennsylvania on June 28, 2013: Gillmore Twin Fan, brings back memories (or lack of memory) of my college years at Pitt in the 70's. French restaurants still serve the fries in Paris on the Pont Neuf where they originated from, according to the French connoisseurs. The Pittsburgh steak salad is one the best salads in Pittsburgh. I remember tasting nothing and being served water full of my fry-infused backwash. I love meals that are all in one and delicious too. Racing in a scavenger hunt, the challenge required all competitors to finish a full, highly stacked ‘wich without the use of hands. It drives me crazy when I see something really yummy that I know I should not eat at night (or sometimes not at all). My brother would stick his fries or any potato ( including mashed with gravy) and slaw(any salad) between bread with his meat (any meat was fine) and then he would take that sandwich and go! Why not? Thanks for stopping by and reading. This was Pittsburgh in a sandwich; each salty-acerbic bite anointing my tongue with residency. Charred kielbasa, sautéed pierogis and onions, American cheese, and horseradish sauce... is your mouth watering, too? In a small bowl, mix together the ranch and hot sauce then spread some on the top bun before adding. In Peru, French fries are often added to sandwiches and burgers. I appreciate the support too! Claudia Mitchell (author) on September 22, 2015: Thanks Kristen. "Everyone has a story of their first sandwich. Thanks for commenting. Sign up here for our daily Pittsburgh email and be the first to get all the food/drink/fun in the Steel City. Hope you give this a try. Sure, large sandwiches with everything imaginable on top are not the easiest to eat, but Pittsburghers love a challenge. I will be giving these a try and sharing them with my family for supper very soon---they live next door so it is easy to share with them. served with french fries or side salad. It was pretty good, but I wound up picking some of the french fries out to balance it. Thanks for reading! Glad you liked the hub. It will stick with you all day. The city’s other favorite food, the pierogi, even gets its due in the South Side Slopes 12, voted the 5th best sandwich in America by Maxim in 2004. In the 1930s, Joe Primanti peddled sandwiches out of a little wooden cart in the Strip District. Its role in local culture is so significant that in 2007, the James Beard Foundation declared Primanti's an "American classic." 5997 Centre Ave (at S Highland Ave), Pittsburgh, PA. The Primanti Brothers opened their restaurant in Pittsburgh in the 1920s. Inspired by a popular Pittsburgh Sandwich, this dip reimagines its signature ingredients – french fries and cole slaw – into one creamy, melty, mouth-watering game day appetizer! Some of the menu is simple, like a BLT or beef and cheese, but some of the menu goes big. Offerings include classics like jumbo baloney and cheese, capicola and cheese, and pastrami and cheese. It is definitely a good sandwich and I appreciate your kind comments on my hub. "Our customers treat the Headwiches like treats," says Benigni. For three years, a chasm existed between me (a non-native) and the rest of Pittsburgh because of this damn sandwich. I think one can't go wrong with this kind of sandwich. 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