Corned Beef ala Primanti

Corned Beef ala Primanti

Published in Chile Pepper Magazine)

Servings: 1 * Zest Factor: Mild


This sandwich has it all: white bread that melts in your mouth, thick corned beef, spicy slaw, fiery fries and everything you need on a plate all under one bun. Trying to give the Primanti Bros their due we kept the model and spiced up the heat.


1 cup frozen shoestring fries

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 ½ teaspoons cayenne powder, divided

1 teaspoon chili powder

salt and freshly ground pepper

¼ cup mayonnaise

2 teaspoons favorite hot sauce

1 teaspoon lemon

2 cups grated green cabbage

2 thick slices white bread

2 slices horseradish cheddar cheese

4 slices (1/8 pound) deli sliced corned beef

1 tablespoon pickled jalapeno slices

Bake your fries according to package instructions and toss with olive oil, 2 teaspoons cayenne, chili, salt and pepper.  In a medium bowl, mayonnaise, hot sauce, lemon and remaining cayenne powder.  Season to taste with salt and pepper and then dress the cabbage with your spicy aioli.  To assemble your sandwich: Top one thick slice of white bread with horseradish cheese, corned beef, coleslaw, tomato, fries and jalapenos slices.  Finish with your remaining slice of white bread and behold: an intimidating sandwich fit to break down all your dietary defenses. Enjoy!



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