The Schmitter isn’t named after the greatest Philadelphia Phillie, Mike Schmidt, but it may be the all-time best variation of a Philly cheesesteak. Served at both Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies games, The Schmitter is a McNally’s Tavern original that the City of Brotherly Love adores. We talked to McNally’s Joe Pié about recreating the signature sandwich at home.
1 large Kaiser roll
3 slices white American cheese
1 tablespoon butter
2-3 oz. sliced white onion
4-6 oz. sliced choice bottom round
2-3 oz. sliced cooked salami
3 slices red tomato
¼ cup mayonnaise
1½ tablespoons sweet pickle relish
1 tablespoon tomato ketchup
¼ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Slice Kaiser roll; place 1 slice cheese on each half. Broil Kaiser roll to melt cheese, toasting the edges.
Melt butter. Cook onions until caramelized. Place beef on onions, cook 3-4 minutes. Flip beef and onions, cook 1 minute and flip again. Place beef and onions on bottom of Kaiser roll. Place salami, 1 slice cheese and tomatoes in pan. Cook 2 minutes, until cheese melts.
Flip salami, cheese and tomatoes on top of beef and onions on sandwich (with salami on top). Slather with sauce. Add 1 slice cheese and top of Kaiser roll, cut in half and enjoy.