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!
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.
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!
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.
The rest of the slider is pretty straightforward. Get some good pastrami and provolone from your deli. Have them slice the pastrami thin.
Make a slider by piling on some pastrami and a quarter piece of provolone. Then stack on some fries!
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!
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