Pittsburgh Salad

What is a Pittsburgh Salad ??
It starts like any other salad... with your choice of greens, tomatoes, maybe cucumbers or green pepper.  You could add chopped hard -boiled eggs, cheese, black olives and whatever else you like in your salad.
ou like in your salad) topped with steak, french fries and a mix of provolone/mozz with a nice vinaigrettehard boiled eggs, cucumbers (and whatever else you like in your salad) topped with steak, french fries and a mix of provolone/mozz with a nice vinaigrettechopped hard boiled eggs
But if you want it to be a Pittsburgh Salad, You need to add fries! Yes, I said fries. Just put a big handful of prepared french fries right on top of that salad and you're in salad heaven! Then add your choice of warm chicken or steak strips and plenty of shredded cheese that will melt into a gooey, yummy mess that will make you taste buds stand up and take notice. 
 boiled eggs, cucumbers (and whatever else you like in your salad) topped with steak, french fries and a mix of provolone/mozz with a nice vinaigrette

Serve the dressing on the side, Ranch or a nice vinaigrette, because you just might want to dip some of those fries! Several restaurants in Pittsburgh have this salad on their menu and the all compete to have the best one. One that comes to mind, adds mushrooms and grilled onions. 

We also have a Pittsburgh Sandwich. 
A local chain restaurant, that started as a food cart downtown in 1933, created this sandwich and people line up to get them.

Your choice of grilled meat, (a burger, ham, or roast beef etc.) melted provolone, french fries, coleslaw, and tomatoes all piled high on fresh Italian bread. A fried egg is optional.  
I kid you not, we really eat these here! You might need to ask for a knife and fork because they can get messy. Try making your own. I promise you'll like it.

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33 comments:

  1. French fries on a salad?? Interesting idea and looks really good! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up and don’t forget to leave a comment at the party – Next week’s features that also leave a comment get pinned and tweeted!

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    1. Yes, french fries on a salad! who knew?? lol

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  2. This is a salad that I can definitely get on board with! I like Pittsburgh's style! (popped over from Busy Monday).

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    1. Try it, I know you'll like it! Have a good week.

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  3. Did you really just give me permission to put fries on my salad? I love it!

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  4. Wow...looks like some good food! YUM!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  5. Looks awesome. I live about 3 hrs away in WV and I have heard of these foods. I have many friends/co-workers from Pittsburg. I have been there a few times but not got to eat these recipes. Will try for sure my next trip.

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    1. Do try!! Where in W.V.?? My hubby in from Buckhannon, W.V. and we lived in Charleston for four years...love W.V.!!

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  6. Okay, so I need to visit Pittsburgh JUST for THIS salad!!! Thanks for joining the Creative K Kids' Tasty Tuesday linky party, I can't wait to see what you make next week!

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    1. Sure, come and visit us! We have a lot more to offer than just great salad lol.

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  7. Pittsburgh is a neat place! we visited a few years ago and had a great time. my 90 year old dad got a kick out of the the hills and no guard rails. he said tow truck drivers and body shops must do a great business every winter. wish we had known about the Pittsburgh salad and sandwiches. we're from the Utica, NY area and are famous for our chicken riggies, greens, tomato pie and half moon cookies. wouldn't it be fun to tour the country and try all the local specialties? Love your post!

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    1. Joan,Your Dad is right! We lived just outside of Rochester, N.Y. for four years and loved it... right on Lake Ontario. Yes, it would be fun to try all the local dishes around the country!! Thanks for stopping by.

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  8. Wow, this looks so yummy! I've never heard of it before.

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  9. Hi Suzy, What an interesting salad! My husband, who's never met a French fry he didn't like, would absolutely love this salad so I'll have to try making it for him! Thanks for sharing! Blessings, Janet

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  10. Shoot, everything is better with fries! I'll definitely have to try this sometime! Thanks for sharing on Sweet Inspirations. :)

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    1. Martha, I know you'll like it! Have a great weekend.

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  11. I don't think I have ever had this salad, but it sure looks delicious. Hope you are having a fantastic day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thank you, Miz Helen and thank you for hosting a great linky party!

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  12. I have never heard of Pittsburgh style salad, but I could get into that steak on my salad! Thanks for sharing with us at Creatively Crafty Link Party #CCBG http://tryit-likeit.com/link-party-it

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    1. Oh,my goodness,you have to try it!

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  13. This is just wild! I love it! I might not ever attempt the salad but that monster sandwich sounds amazing and I love hearing about regional food! Thanks for sharing this with us at Throwback Thursday!

    Mollie

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    1. Go ahead, Mollie put those fries on your salad!!

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  14. Now that is my kind of salad. Thanks for sharing with us at Throwback Thursday. Pinned and shared. PS your Pittsburg Salad will be my feature pick for this weeks party. Even though I am from Cincinnati! That is really hard for me to do so invite your friends and can't wait to see what you bring to the party this week.

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  15. This is totally something I would eat! I'd go for a fried egg on either the salad or that handsome sandwich :) Thanks for sharing with us at Creatively Crafty #ccbg :)

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    1. Lydia, they will add an egg at your request!

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  16. I love everything these! I have family in Pittsburgh and always have to make a stop at Primanti Brothers for there sandwiches and salads. #CCBG

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    1. Sarah, you know what I'm talking about... yummy!

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  17. Suzy, a Pittsburgh Salad sounds amazing!! I love French fries so I'm definitely going to try this!!! Thanks for sharing!!

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    1. If you love fries, you'll love this salad or sandwich!!

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Thank you for stoppin' by and leaving a comment...I'll be over to see you in just a little bit !
Suzy