A Strip District special with all the fixings BETWEEN the bread-including the fries and slaw. This unique sandwich can be made with your favorite lunch meat.

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven and prepare french fries according to package instructions.

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  • Layer Italian bread with roast beef, provolone cheese, tomato, coleslaw, and freshly cooked fries. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

612.8 calories; 49.3 g protein; 47.6 g carbohydrates; 111.4 mg cholesterol; 2396.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2009
This is a copycat of Primanti Brother's sandwiches - famous in Pittsburgh and oh-so-delicious! You can use any meat - I prefer capicola. Heat the meat in a pan with provolone on top until it's warm and the cheese is melty. Put it on Italian bread (I cut mine in slices to be more authentic) pile on some fries (not thin fries but not as thick as steak fries - homemade are best) then a vinegar-based cole slaw (not mayo-based). I used the Amish Slaw recipe from this site and it works great! Best sandwich ever!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/13/2007
This is a very basic 'gist' of a Pittsburgh style sandwich. I live in Pgh and am a big fan of Primanti's. Vinegar based slaw is a MUST. Also the fries have to be FRIED not baked. Don't try to save calories on this one. Also fresh hand sliced italian bread is key. It's nice and soft so after the sandwich is made you can press it down and dip it in hot sauce. YUM. Read More
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18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2009
This is a copycat of Primanti Brother's sandwiches - famous in Pittsburgh and oh-so-delicious! You can use any meat - I prefer capicola. Heat the meat in a pan with provolone on top until it's warm and the cheese is melty. Put it on Italian bread (I cut mine in slices to be more authentic) pile on some fries (not thin fries but not as thick as steak fries - homemade are best) then a vinegar-based cole slaw (not mayo-based). I used the Amish Slaw recipe from this site and it works great! Best sandwich ever!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/13/2007
This is a very basic 'gist' of a Pittsburgh style sandwich. I live in Pgh and am a big fan of Primanti's. Vinegar based slaw is a MUST. Also the fries have to be FRIED not baked. Don't try to save calories on this one. Also fresh hand sliced italian bread is key. It's nice and soft so after the sandwich is made you can press it down and dip it in hot sauce. YUM. Read More
(32)
Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2009
This is a copycat of Primanti Brother's sandwiches - famous in Pittsburgh and oh-so-delicious! You can use any meat - I prefer capicola. Heat the meat in a pan with provolone on top until it's warm and the cheese is melty. Put it on Italian bread (I cut mine in slices to be more authentic) pile on some fries (not thin fries but not as thick as steak fries - homemade are best) then a vinegar-based cole slaw (not mayo-based). I used the Amish Slaw recipe from this site and it works great! Best sandwich ever!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/13/2007
Yep -- fries & slaw on a sandwich; it's a 'Burgh thing. After a move to the Kansas City area a few years ago I started missing my Pittsburgh foods and have been making my own Primanti's sandwiches at home which is what this recipe is based on. If you have the time & equipment I'd recommend making your own fries -- better tasting IMHO. Secondly use a vinegar-based slaw/dressing if you're really going for authenticity. Lastly you can use any type of meat in this sandwich -- cappicola is one of my favorites as is steak with a fried egg. Now if I could only replicate Kennywood cheese fries at home.... =) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2011
This was freaking awesome to have on a Sunday night dinner for my three men. They loved having a sandwich they saw on "Diners Drive-in's and Dives" sandwich and I get to clean out my freezer. I used Oreida french fried potatoes that I spiced up with Stacey's Hamburger Seasoning and I made my own coleslaw. To say this was a huge hit would be an understatement and you can make it as healthy or unhealthy as you like. It's great! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/12/2007
Yep! That's the way to eat a sandwich in Pittsburgh. Mmmmm...homesick already. Don't change a thing or it's not from Pittsburgh. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2009
stikychikn must not have actually made one. This is the sandwich celebrities and presidential hopefuls seek out when they come to Pittsburgh because despite what it sounds like it is an amazing sandwich. Any deli meat will do and as others have suggested use vinegar based coleslaw and don't be cheap with the calories. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2011
I don't care if the recipe is authentic to a restaurants or not...these are awesome served with any kind of cole slaw meats or types of fries. We love them! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2009
When I saw the ingredients I thought "how strange!" but gave it a try anyway and it is absolutely DELICIOUS!! This will be one of my go-to sandwiches from now on. Easy and fast too. A real winner!! Thanks so much. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/04/2011
I gave you four stars due to it's named a Pittsburgh style sandwich and not Primanti style for ALL Pittsburgher's know....never use a mayo based coleslaw!!! Must be a vinegar base coleslaw and the fries are fried not baked for a TRUE Primanti sandwich. Read More
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