Pittsburgh Style Sandwich

Pittsburgh Style Sandwich

13 Reviews 2 Pics
  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    20 m
  • Ready In

    30 m
Recipe by  homemaid

“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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Original recipe yields 1 sandwich



  1. Preheat oven and prepare french fries according to package instructions.
  2. Layer Italian bread with roast beef, provolone cheese, tomato, coleslaw, and freshly cooked fries. Serve immediately.

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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!!!



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.

Funkmistress Joy

Funkmistress Joy

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.... =)

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Amount Per Serving (1 total)

  • Calories
  • 613 cal
  • 31%
  • Fat
  • 25.3 g
  • 39%
  • Carbs
  • 47.6 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 49.3 g
  • 99%
  • Cholesterol
  • 111 mg
  • 37%
  • Sodium
  • 2397 mg
  • 96%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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