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New York’s Charismatic Icon – The “Chopped Cheese”

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“There is nothing like a real bodega chopped cheese sandwich – New York’s most Charismatic Icon.”

Did someone say, New York? And cheese? Cheese lovers can hear it loud. The word cheese is so cheesy that after it is heard, there’s not even one percent chance of missing this scrumptious and mouth-watering New York chopped cheese, the magnificent icon of New York City. Didn’t you know this, right? Stay till the end to know the famous tale of chopped cheese.

New York City’s famous chopped cheese, what makes it so special and talk of the town? This chopped cheese with melted gooey cheese, chopped beef burger, caramelized onions with sprinkled tomatoes, and shredded lettuces with a warm hug by toasted roll makes it the essence of New York City.

That’s a classic way to make someone visit New York City for this delicious cheese deal.

What is chopped cheese?

Chopped cheese “New York City’s specialty” is a burger that revolves around a cheese sandwich. It originated from a small shop called Bodega that invented this easy-on-board delicious recipe. It’s a mouthwatering and quick on-the-go meal.  

How is it made?

Making Chopped cheese starts with magical beef burger patties spreading the magic all its way with chopped onions sprinkled on it. But what adds the real essence to the taste of chopped cheese is the Amirian Chasse slice melted before the wholesome, tasty mixture is transferred to the hero bun with a colorful dressing of your choice. A quick and delicious meal is ready to be served.

What are the ingredients used in this tempting meal?

  • Burger Patties
  • Onion
  • Oil
  • Ketchup
  • Tomatoes
  • Hero Rolls
  • Salt & Pepper
  • American cheese
  • Mayonnaise, or to taste
  • Iceberg Lettuce

Cheese is the main Chopped Cheese ingredient, which type of cheese is used is an important Question.

The best choice of cheese for a chopped Bodega sandwich is:

American cheese (Mostly used)

Other types are

  • Cheez Whiz
  • Provolone

American cheese is more frequently used because its captative, delicious, and melting capacity is far better than other cheese. In other words, it just makes it more cheesy.

What type of bread is used in New York chopped cheese?

The quality of bread used for this mouthwatering and appetizing chopped cheese is crucial. National hoagie or hero buns are used, making it fluffy and soft, likely to melt in the mouth with a combination of cheese; these buns are crusty on the outside to give it a wholesome and balanced taste.

How is the burger chopped?

What is the secret? And the rule that makes it different? Hold on! Is it to chop the burger patties? No. The secret is easy and simple, just cook the burger patties for a few minutes, so they are easy to cut through, primarily when the frozen patties are used. A steel spatula makes the work easier; burgers are chopped widthwise and lengthwise till they look more like “ground beef.”

Why ground beef? Bodegas cook this way quickly.

Let’s move to the main part, how to make chopped cheese?

That’s a very delicious question!!

STEP 1: Preparation of the bread.

First things first, slice the hero roll with a serrated knife ¾ of the way through.

Now, toast the buns on a large grill pan or skillet.

STEP 2: Making of the filling.

Sauté diced onions until they are caramelized and set them aside.

Now, season the patties with pepper and salt and cook them for four minutes or till the bottom is adequately browned.

Next, flip the burger and cook for about one minute.

To chop the burger into small fine pieces, use two steel spatulas.

Now add the cooked caramelized onions and keep stirring and chopping.

The final step is to divide it into four even portions, and use two slices of cheese on each portion, then turn off the heat and let the cheese melt accordingly.

STEP 3: Assemble the magical sandwich.

Now keenly spread a thin layer of mayo on the soft side of the hero roll, splash and drizzle ketchup onto the top.

Transfer the delicious filling into each hero roll using a steel spatula.

For more warmth, taste, and color, add shredded icebergs and sliced tomatoes on the top of the filling.

Time to serve and enjoy a scrumptious meal.

For a more astonishing and amazing experience, here are a few tips for the best-chopped cheese.

DON’T CHOP THE CHEESE: Burger patties are destined to chop: its name might imply that cheese itself gets chopped, but if the cheese is chopped with the patties, there will be a pretty literal sticky situation. “Don’t chop the cheese” to keep yourself out of sticky situations. The best strategy is to chop the beef and pile it in the skillet in the same shape as the bun and top it with the cheese. You can also use cheese graters for cutting.

TOAST THE BREAD: Toasting the bread will say “forever goodbye” to the sogginess. Good toasted bread won’t get soggy when condiments are added. Another way of getting rid of sogginess is to either place the sliced face down onto the skillet or pop it in the toaster before adding the burger.

IT CAN BE MADE SPICY: How? Add spices seasoning to the ground patty or top off the sandwich with spicy condiments.



What makes chopped Cheese NYC different from Cheese Steaks? The main difference between these two scrumptious and mouth warming meals is the “cut” of the meat. Chopped cheese is more like a burger meets a cheesesteak; it sounds complicated, right? The meat in the Chopped cheese is properly chopped, whereas a cheesesteak is made from thinly sliced beef. Most cheesesteak is made of either Cheese Whiz or Provolone cheese.

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