What kind of beef is used for a Steak & Cheese Sub?
Sadly, we have moved to Port St Lucie, Florida and there are many, many food favorites that we can not get here. Steak & Cheese Subs just being one of them.
Believe it or not, they use roast beef..as in cold deli sliced roast beef that they heat!! The one time I did seem to find a place that didn't use the roast beef, the sub was horrible...inedible.
Oh, there was another place that did use beef, quality raw beef that was then cooked on a grill. But they used shaved Rib Eye Steak..as much as I love Rib Eye.. not for a Steak and Cheese sub.
If it matters, we used to live in Revere and used to get our Steak and Cheese subs from Dimino's.
Since i don't think we will ever find a place that makes them the right way, I would like to make them at home.
It is bad enough we will never ever have Chinese food again..took 2 years to locate steak tips at the market..can't get a proper hot dog roll, either.
Anyway, am hoping someone can help us... maybe someone who has worked in or owned a sub shop in the Boston area.
When I make it at home I get a chuck roast, partially frozen, and shave very thin strips with a knife, kosher salt & pepper liberally, then cook it on a griddle or large hot frying pan. Pair with sauteed mushrooms & onions if you wish. For steak & cheese I like American but I'm not looking for gourmet anything. I want it like a cheap sub shop, and this way it's pretty darn close to the steak and cheese I get from Cabot's.