Primanti Style Sliders: Perfect game day snacks on mini slider buns. Made in the style of the classic Pittsburgh Primanti Bros sandwiches with crispy french fries IN the sandwich! So good! | macheesmo.com
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Primanti Style Sliders

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This football season I’ve joined up with a group of awesome food bloggers from all over to bring you awesome football-inspired recipes. Last month we shared tailgating recipes and this month we are sharing team-themed recipes! While my real team is the Broncos because I live in Denver, I’m representing the wonderful city of Pittsburgh for this blog project and when it comes to Pittsburgh foods, Primanti Bros. is where it starts and stops!

They are a sandwich institution and I wanted to do my best to turn their popular sandwich method into slider form for easy game-day snacks. 

Now for the disclosure: I’ve only had a real Primanti Bros. sandwich once in my life and it was almost a decade ago. So these are definitely in the spirit of the original, but I don’t pretend that they are as good as the original. If you live in Pittsburgh, you have zero reason to make these. If you live elsewhere though, then it’s definitely worth a try as these Primanti Style Sliders are pretty much the perfect game day food!

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Primanti Style Sliders

Made in the style of the classic Pittsburgh Primanti Bros sandwiches with crispy french fries IN the sandwich!

Ingredients

16 soft slider buns

1 lb. pastrami, sliced thin
4 slices provolone cheese, quartered
Shoestring fries, crispy
2 cups coleslaw
1/2 cup mayonnaise
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
Salt and pepper

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Directions

1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Bake frozen french fries until they are very crispy.
2) For slaw, whisk together mayo and red wine vinegar and season with 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt and black pepper. Stir in coleslaw.
3) When fries are crispy and baked, assemble sliders by adding a slice of pastrami (about an oz. per slider), then a quarter of cheese, followed by a few fries and a spoonful of coleslaw.
Best served while the fries are still warm!

Inspired by the classic Primanti Bros. Sandwich.

Primanti Style Sliders

These sliders are not hard and there are only two elements that you need to actually make. For starters, the slaw. I kept my version very simple. I just stirred together some mayo and red wine vinegar and seasoned it well with salt and pepper.

Primanti Style Sliders

Slaw time.

Then I tossed in a few cups of shredded slaw and called it good. There’s no doubt that you could make a more elaborate slaw, but I was really just looking for something crunchy and creamy and so this simple one did the trick just fine!

Primanti Style Sliders

Easy and delicious.

Speaking of crunchy, the thing that makes Primanti Bros. so special is they put a nice layer of French fries on the sandwich. These fries do so many things. For starters, they are hot so they warm the sliders a bit. Second though, they absorb all the dressing from the slaw so the flavors really melt together.

Because these sliders are mini, I recommend using the thinner shoestring fries. I just baked up a batch of frozen ones until they were crispy.

Primanti Style Sliders

Crispy fries!

 

The rest of the slider is pretty straightforward. Get some good pastrami and provolone from your deli. Have them slice the pastrami thin.

Primanti Style Sliders

Assembly time.

Make a slider by piling on some pastrami and a quarter piece of provolone. Then stack on some fries!

Primanti Style Sliders

Important step.

Add a big spoonful of coleslaw and chomp away!

Pretty hard to have a bad sports day if you are eating a few of these Primanti Style Sliders and washing them down with a cold beer.

Be sure to check out all the other awesome team-themed blogger recipes below!

Primanti Style Sliders: Perfect game day snacks on mini slider buns. Made in the style of the classic Pittsburgh Primanti Bros sandwiches with crispy french fries IN the sandwich! So good! | macheesmo.com

Primanti Style Sliders: Perfect game day snacks on mini slider buns. Made in the style of the classic Pittsburgh Primanti Bros sandwiches with crispy french fries IN the sandwich! So good! | macheesmo.com

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3 comments on “Primanti Style Sliders

  1. Nice post-I’m from Pittsburgh and enjoy the occasional Primanti’s sandwich. Looking forward to trying your version–I love creamy slaw over the vinegar-based one on the original. By the way, I love you site! Keep up the good work.

  2. Nick, I had to stop by because I just listened to you on the Food Blogger Pro podcast, and I had to check out this post because my husband is from the ‘burgh.”

    I look forward to connecting in the blogosphere!

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