Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Pizza Steak Hoagies! Yum!

One of my favorite things to eat as a kid was a Pizza Steak Hoagie. As far as I know, this sandwich can only be found in the Cincinnati/Kentucky area where I grew up. I have tried to find the sandwich listed on a menu anywhere else, but no luck. I do know that it is alive and well, and still tasting delicious back in my hometown. Since I do not see a trip back home in the near future, I came up with my own recipe to satisfy our craving!

Pizza Steak Hoagie w/ Baked Fries
(makes 2 sandwiches)
2 Cube Steaks
Pizza Sauce
Mozzarella Cheese
Provolone Cheese
2 Soft Sub Rolls
1 large Russet Potato
Garlic Powder
Olive Oil
Pepper

To get started, cut the potato in half, then turn it sideways,
and slice. The important thing to do is to make sure the slices
are all about the same width. That way they will all cook 
to the same degree in the same time period.
Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.
Place the cut potato slices in water. Drain several times
eliminating as much starch as possible.
Dry each of the potato slices between paper towels.
Thank you to my helper, who helped with the entire
meal! :)
Spread some olive oil on a baking sheet, and then spread
the oil all over with a paper towel.
Sprinkle garlic powder and pepper all over the baking
sheet. Add salt if you would like.
Place the potatoes on the sheet in a single layer.
Bake the potatoes in the oven for 8-10  minutes.
Pull the potatoes out and flip each potato to the other side.
Bake for 8-10 minutes again.
Bake for 8-10 minutes for a total of 4 times, flipping the
potatoes each time.
While the potatoes are cooking, flatten the
cube steaks with a mallet. They are a rather tough steak
if not tenderized with a meat mallet.
Pound them out until they are thin,
and they are the size of the buns.
Once your potatoes are done, set your oven to broil on high.
Spray a baking sheet with pan spray, and then place the two
pieces of meat on a baking sheet.
 Broil for 3 minutes, and then flip your meat with a spatula,
and broil for 3 more minutes.
As soon as your steaks come out from under the broiler,
have your buns ready to go in.
Open the buns up, place pizza sauce on each side,
top one side with provolone, and one side with
mozzarella. Or, you can go all mozzarella, or all provolone.
Place under broiler until cheese starts to melt, and edges
reach the crispness you desire.
Put meat on bun. There are some places where you can get
the sandwich with pickles, and/or onions. These are
delicious also. If you wanted to add onions, just saute
in a skillet on the stove.
Enjoy!

Thanks for joining me today!
 


5 comments:

  1. Can u get JTM Steaks where u are? That is what they use, if u can find them!!

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  2. Can u get JTM steak hoagies where u are? That is what they use...I am in Cincinnati!!

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  3. You can get the JTM hoagie patties at Walmart, but only in certain locations near Cincinnati area unfortunately they don't dry ice ship nationwide :( You might want to Google Richards Pizza in Hamilton Ohio, they do a great steak sendoff around the holidays to satisfy your cravings, hope this helps.....from south Florida

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  4. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I didn't realize the rest of the world thought of hoagies differently. I used ground deer and elk seasoned with S&P, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, A1, one egg and bread crumbs. I then made rectangular patties using parchment paper a little larger than the actual hoagie bun. Baked in the oven until done. Then continued the recipe as you did. So delicious!!

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