Philadelphia Phillies: The Schmitter

Sep 18, 2013 6 Comments

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Sometimes the Glutton family is more about food porn than realistically expecting you to recreate the delicious we put forth on this site.  Consider this recipe one such instance…though if you do make it your stomach will be full of all types of happiness.

The Schmitter Sandwich, originally created by McNally’s Tavern in Philadelphia for a young man who drank Schmidt’s beer, it’s widely regarded as one of the signature must have foods at Citizen Bank Park where the Philadelphia Phillies play their home games.  Part cheesesteak, part working man sandwich the Schmitter delivers a heavy weight combination of ingredients that are based around the fussion of steak, spicy salami, cheese, onions, tomatoes, and a special sauce served on a kaiser roll.

Of course making the Schmitter part of our MLB Recipe Series meant we introduced our own twist on this favorite from the City of Brotherly Love, by subtly elevating/enhancing the flavors and overall concept of this recipe with the introduction of aged Gouda cheese, pretzel rolls, and a few procedural tweaks that includes not cooking the tomatoes for a fresh cool touch. Fancy to some, experienced to others our Schmitter delivers a touch more pop than a usual while retaining it’s essence as an excellent filler after a few choice libations.


The Necessities:*

  • 1lb rib eye steak
  • 1/8 lb spicy Italian salami
  • 1 large onion (sliced)
  • 1 medium heirloom tomato (sliced)
  • Aged Gouda cheese (or preferred cheese of choice)
  • Pretzel rolls
  • 1/3 cup mayo
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp hot sauce
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper

*makes roughly three sandwiches


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  • Slice up the rib eye thin, then generously season with salt, pepper, and olive oil.  Mix together.

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  • In a frying pan or on a flat griddle over medium-high heat, cook the rib-eye until medium rare.

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  • Saute up the onion with olive oil and a sprinkle of salt until soft and slightly caramelized.

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  • Toast your buns…add a little butter to make them feel better.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the mayo, ketchup, worcestershire, hot sauce, lemon juice, and smoked paprika to make our version of the special sauce.

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  • Time to make the Schmitter.
  • On the same frying pan or griddle, reheat the a pile of onions and rib eye.  Top the onions with the rib eye and toss a few slices of salami down to heat up as well.
  • Top each with pieces of aged Gouda and cook until the cheese has slightly melted.

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  • Construct the Schmitter with the onion/rib eye mixture on the bottom, fresh slice(s) of heirloom tomato on top followed by the salami/cheese.
  • Slather up the top side of the pretzel roll with a healthy amount of the special sauce and stuff you face.

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6 Responses to “Philadelphia Phillies: The Schmitter”

  1. Jeff Greenberg says:

    I need to stop reading these late at night. There’s no need to be feeling hungry at that time and these recipes are dangerous.

  2. The Mom Chef ~ Taking on Magazines One Recipe at a Time says:

    It looks amazing and probably tastes delicious, but I have to admit, I felt my arteries clogging up just from reading about the sandwich. :) Of course, pour a few beers in me and I won’t care about my arteries, I’ll just start gnawing on that sandwich.

  3. Sportschump says:

    Speaking of food porn, I’m sure I’m not alone when I ask… WHEN’S THE OPEN HOUSE?

  4. Raymund says:

    Ohhh yeah, bring it on. That what I call a manwich!

  5. Teresa, food on fifth says:

    Well I must day this is a formidable looking burger/sandwich., while looking delicious as well! I would make this as sliders so I would not eat the “whole” juicy looking large yummy sandwich!

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