Their ambience adds to the sandwich experience! . And the homemade version certainly satisfied my craving for the real thing. It was one of my favorite places to go in high school/college. Don’t know if that will ever happen, so I am very glad that you posted this, Michelle. jm Curley used to do a lunchtime pastrami sandwich with fries tucked into it. Combine until well blended. I especially liked the spicy brown mustard. You are awesome! Now, for a more authentic sandwich, put the meat and cheese on a griddle with a little lid over it until the cheese gets soft, before putting it on the sandwich. When I lived in Pittsburgh 30 years ago, Primanti’s was a weekly late night stop. Leave a review below, then snap a picture and tag @thebrowneyedbaker on Instagram so I can see it! I used to eat one of these every night when I worked in the strip at club Metropole. In addition to … HERE WE GO! The behemoth of Italian bread, coleslaw, fries, and meat is a fabled sandwich in Pittsburgh's steely history. Serve Reuben sandwiches with dill pickles and crispy potato chips, French fries, potato salad, or a cup or bowl of soup. My favorite is the double egg and cheese. Always a must stop when back in da ‘burgh. This will definitely be dinner soon :). I have heard so much about the Primanti Bros. sandwich from the Food Network that I can’t wait to make a trip to Pittsburgh to try one. Not sure why they switched but it’s taken a bit away from the sandwich itself, They did quit using Mancini’s, you’re right! Mostly because fries … I have seen this sandwich sop on MANY food shows and keep meaning to make my way up to one of the locations. :-(. Crazy, I know. I’ll definitely be sharing this post with my husband, who never lived in Pittsburgh but is hooked on Primanti’s because of me. This makes my fries crispy like “I” like them. YUM, YUM! I would like to make the spicy beer mustard here at home. We decided to treat our friends in Virginia where we now live … My wife’s from da Burgh and I’m from Philly. I am not a fan of the fry sandwich but everyone else in my family loves them. YUM! The only additional thing is that you can double the meat on your sandwich, or add a fried egg. No-Bake Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Oatmeal Cookies, Garlic-Herb & Parmesan Roasted Red Potatoes. I wondered if you were heading in this direction when I saw your last two posts!!! Oh. Which Wich Superior Sandwiches has introduced crinkle-cut french fries to its menu of sandwiches, wraps and salads including vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options. Otherwise it will never fit in your mouth! Top with the other slice of bread. Some how I stumbled across this posting. It's a side-order item for a reason. I kinda need one of these for breakfast, that would be ok, right?? Two years ago: Better-than-Brownies Chocolate Cookies I was just back in Pgh last weekend for a Pirates game and you know I stopped and got a Primanti’s!!! roast beef and cheese, yummmmmmmmmy (on the heel if possible) with hot sauce! Seeing this makes me miss home! ?” I said to just dig in. Remove chicken breasts from bag and discard remaining marinade. Size – Ensure you slice all the fries to even sizes, just so they cook at the same rate. It’s not sloppy looking enough! As someone who went to school near Pittsburgh but now leaves on the west coast, I look forward to my semi-regular trips back to the ‘burgh just for my fill of Primantis. It has been close to 15 years since I went and I still remember it. Hopefully some of your other followers see this and nominate you too. PS we will definitely be trying out this recipe!!! (I thought it was on all the sandwiches). Burgers are just beef sandwiches, after all. I love a good sandwich! She made fries!! After basting, I sprinkled the fries with paprika and a tiny bit of fine grain sea salt. 2. None of us at the party had been to Primanti Brothers, but the sandwich was a big hit! OBTW … We’re also having cheesesteaks! It has a spicy beer mustard on the sandwich. Roll into 1 inch meatballs and place on a baking sheet coated with cooking … Cut the sandwich in half and enjoy with some extra fries! Your email address will not be published. My husband will probably thank you for all the money he’s saved on flights. Looks good!!! It really has made the sandwich, on the whole, not as good. . A club sandwich or any favorite sandwich you have would go just as well. You’re spot-on on that!!). I predict a crazy night. It’s the closest you’ll get. Dry – Essential that you thoroughly dry the fries … PS: I’ve recently discovered your blog and even someone as kitchen-challenged as myself can enjoy your postings. Its great to finally see how tasty one would actually be! For some ideas, you can check out the Primanti menu. 51 cuz closer to family home. I love basing my Superbowl party menu on the areas that the teams are from. One day I’ll justify the 4 hour drive up there! As a ‘burgher in Mass……I can’t even explain how excited me and my husband are. :-). Seeing as how a hamburger goes well with fries, why not any other type of sandwich? I watched them make our sandwiches. I would melt the cheese though! If you check out the menus (links above), you’ll see that the menu lists one meat “and cheese” for all of the sandwiches. Man yinz make me miss home… Its been tooo long since I have eaten on of these. I even got my husband hooked on it! I am not afraid of the big sandwich. This is pretty much the king of all sandwiches. Thanks for sharing. Would you happen to have the recipe? I’ve been from coast-to-coast and Pittsburgh has the best Kielbasa. Using a spatula, flip fries and move them to one side of pan. MmMmmMmmm Primanti’s! Return pan to oven and roast for an additional 15-20 minutes or until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F and fries … I love me some primanti’s! I know a long time ago they used to use Mancinis. We heard good things about Primantis and we decided to check out the one on the strip district. Start with two slices of thick-cut Italian bread. Then, layer on your meat. It was the best sandwich I ever ate! – definitely something you can enjoy at home! I live in Pittsburgh and this post just made my day! The slaw and bread are not the only keys – they use two types of meat in every sandwich. I have a friend from Pittsburgh and I have heard a ton about these classic local sandwiches from her! I’ve never been to Primanti’s but you can bet I’ll twist his arm to take me there soon. Their pizza is amazing too! Pretty sure it’s been a lot of years where they haven’t used it. I was delighted to see the Primanti’s post today. [Big-Ass Sandwiches moved to The Row on SE 2nd and Oak in November 2012] [Big-Ass Sandwiches … It’s our wedding anniversary. You HAVE to go to either the Strip District or Market Square locations. Good Italian bread and really thick slices are key here. I finished my sandwich in record time. I’m from the burgh and my favorite PB sandwich is the Kielbasa. Build your sandwich by layering the pastrami, provolone cheese, French fries, coleslaw and tomato on a slice of bread. I heat my oil up to 325, place them in the oil for 5 min. If you have never tried a sandwich with fries on it, you should check out Big-A** Sandwiches and tell them Food Carts Portland sent ya. I’m always looking for something different, and this seems to fit the bill. The key components to the sandwich are the fries and the coleslaw. Yay for Pittsburgh love! This just looks fabulous. I hate to split hairs, but I’m serious about my Primanti sandwiches :) They definitely do not use two types of meat, in fact each sandwich is only one type of meat. Next is the coleslaw. Only late at night (1-3 am). I think I am going to send the link to some of my aunties. I wanted to let you know that there are nominations for pittsburgh best blogs through KDKA. They were amazing!!!! Though the Burger King Chip Butty/Fry Burger might seem like it’s the product of a drunk person breaking into a BK test kitchen, the fry sandwich does have some precedent in the English world. Any one of them could qualify as a signature Pittsburgh sandwich, behind the classic Primanti-inspired fry and coleslaw behemoth. Service by surley trucker types. My boyfriend went to Pitt and the first time I visited him there I made sure to stop at Primatis, absolutely loved it. That’s how I knew that French fries recipe was absolute perfect for the homemade Primanti Bros sandwich. My husband loves the cheesesteak, but I’ve never understood how they can call that strange piece of hamburger patty a cheesesteak. I have such a fondness for the city that I consider it my adopted hometown. one of the best things they have are sandwiches filled with meat and french fries. I miss those sandwiches. I'm Michelle and I believe anyone can learn to confidently make recipes worthy of celebration. Well it doesn’t look like you have to order any sides with this one. Since this is such an unusual sandwich, I wanted to document the building process :). Will definitely be making one soon. By You need WAY more slaw on there! The only thing wrong with the picture of the homemade sandwich is that it is too skinny. Tips of Garlic Parmesan Fries. I don’t eat them often, maybe once or twice a year, but they are such an awesome treat. In a small bowl, mix together the ranch and hot … I’ve eaten Mancinis enough to know that isn’t mancinis bread anymore lol. Its been YEARS since I’ve been in Pittsburgh ( I was born in Connellsville but lived in FL for what feels like ever). I couldn’t believe how close I got to the taste of the original – it even smelled the same! Peeking into the fabled sandwiches stuffed with everything but the … Just had my first PB sandwich on Labor Day! They use an oil and vinegar-based coleslaw, not a mayonnaise version, which is a very important distinction. Funny you mention Yuengling! Having a hubby from Pittsburgh, I have to say when I saw the title of your post I thought…Of course! The sandwiches look delicious! (Two slices are ideal. Add chicken to pan and brush with barbecue sauce. My. Love the coleslaw recipe. Perhaps I should just follow your recipe to recreate the famous sandwich at home. We were at the U2 concert Tuesday night and sat next to a couple who had driven in from Toledo. It’s not the same experience when you go to a suburban location. They were asking us where they could go after the concert to get a case of Yuengling to bring home with them, since you can’t get it there! Look delicious!! I must have ordered the Carnegie. The French fries are not super crispy, but rather have that natural cut taste and texture to them, which I achieved with my recent Easy Homemade French Fries. Looks delish! yum yum. Used to go to the Strip, but now on Rt. Thank you! The next time the Steelers are there, I’ll use your recipes! I brought my Mom back to Washington County and she wanted a Primanti Brothers sandwich. I always get the cheese combo when I go! It all makes sense now . Yum! 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It’s been 10+ years since I’ve been to the one in the Strip District, but I’d give my right arm for Primanti Bros. right now! Thank you. The "Lil Poppa". Next goes the provolone cheese. Can you believe I’m honestly not a big fan of Primanti’s? Ok…it’s still 9:40 am (breakfast mode for me), but you just made me hungry for lunch. If you’re ever in Pittsburgh, I highly recommend stopping by a Primanti Bros. location (they have multiple downtown and suburban locations) and trying one of these sandwiches! Oh & I always get the Pittsburgher Cheese steak or ham & cheese with an egg. ; Skins – Don’t peel the potatoes! Oo I remember seeing this sandwich featured on TV! I baked them in the oven at 350F for about 15 minutes on each side. My sister even asked me where I found the Primanti fries recipe! Thanks for the recipe. I miss those sandwiches and the grumpy folks who used to work there (circa 1983). There are three types of loaded fries on the menu, including a Ludlow version. What I remember most was the atmosphere and attitude that went along with the sandwich: 1. Any sandwich with fries in it. I can totally get behind the fries part – mmm fries in a sandwich sounds good and weird at the same time. Three years ago: Strawberry Mirror Cake. I so was hoping that this was where you were going with your fries & slaw posts! The sandwich itself was excellent, the steak just had a lot of fat/gristle on it. A heart attack on a plate has never looked so good! Not everyone goes gaga for these sandwiches, but I absolutely love them. It looked so good and your homemade version looks great, too! Sandwich. Combine first 8 ingredients (turkey through onion) in a medium mixing bowl. It is an experience! Being from the area i was soo excited to see a recipe for this sandwich! They do something like this in montreal. Follow the recipe.! I’m happy to have a copy cat recipe from someone who’s actually eaten a Primanti Bros. sandwich! 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