Saturday, September 12, 2015
1953 Year of a Political Wedding and a Delicious New Product perfect for eating sandwich
Married on this date September 12th in 1953 you would have witnessed the president ( one of the best) JFK marry his bride Jacque. I thought in consideration of their wedding day I would share a recipe that may have been served in that year. Possibly by a new bride serving her husband.
Cheez Whiz was introduced in 1953 and the all popular philly cheesesteak sandwich was all ready popular being introduced in the 1930s. So the invention just made it all that much easier to be fixed in the home.
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 medium onions, sliced as thin as possible and rings separated*
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
12 ounces chipped steak (very thin-sliced eye of round, rib eye, or sirloin tip roast cut into 1-inch slices)
Salt and coarsely-ground black pepper
Cheese Whiz or provolone cheese slices
1 (8-inch long) Italian loaf, hoagie roll, or French baguette
Dill pickle spears
In a large frying pan over high heat, add olive oil and heat so that a drop of water will sizzle when you drop it in the oil; lower heat to medium. Add onions and mushrooms, stir and cook until mushrooms darken and onions start to look transparent. Add steak slices and cook for approximately 3 minutes or until meat is lightly browned. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Heap cooked meat mixture in a long length-wise pile across the frying pan, Lay cheese slices over meat until melted. If using Cheese Whiz, melt in a double boiler or in the microwave.
Slice bread lengthwise. Using a spatula, scoop 1/2 the meat mixture and cheese and lay on bread with cheese on top. If using melted Cheese Whiz, ladle it on top. If you're using Cheez Whiz, don't use too much or it can overpower the sandwich's taste.
Slice sandwich into 2 or 4 pieces, and serve with a dill pickle. Each sandwich makes 2 servings.
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