The Freshman Cook: 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!

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