A Sandwich a Day: Cheesesteak with Fried Potatoes from Jimmy Buff's in East Hanover, NJ
In this great country of ours, one could eat a different sandwich every day of the year—so that's what we'll do. Here's A Sandwich a Day, our daily look at sandwiches around the country. Got a sandwich we should check out? Let us know. —The Mgmt.
Jimmy Buff's is known worldwide for inventing the New Jersey-style Italian Hot Dog, a deep-fried hot dog with fried potatoes, peppers, and onions served on pizza bread from local Italian bakeries. But you don't often hear about Buff's other sandwiches, served on the same delicious, fresh bread.
Being from Philadelphia, I had to give the cheesesteak a try. The meat was spot-on, thin sliced, and jammed into the soft, muffuletta-like bread with a pile of crispy potatoes, cheese, onions, and peppers. The bread-to-meat ratio was totally different from a Philly sandwich, but that pizza bread really holds up to whatever you put in it, and the combination of meat and potato was delicious.
Most places known for Jersey Italian Hot Dogs fill their Pizza Bread with more than just franks—everything from cold cuts to sausage or potato and egg. Buff's even uses it as a vehicle for their hamburger, or chicken if you're on a diet.