Our friends at food and drink blog First We Feast recently wrote up a fantastic ode to the iconic Chopped-Cheese sandwich found all over The Bronx, Harlem and parts of Queens.
The comparison to a cheesesteak is a natural starting point for understanding the sandwich, which on the surface appears to be NYC’s answer to the Philly’s signature export: In place of thinly sliced steak, ground beef is grilled on a flat-top with peppers, onions, and seasoning, chopped with a metal spatula, covered with cheese slices, and dressed with standard-issue condiments like lettuce, tomato, hot sauce, and mayo. A more conservative definition demands that it’s served on a toasted hero, but rolls are a minority option too.
Check out the full article for an in-depth analysis of the Chopped-Cheese sandwich
via First We Feast