Growing up I would always spend the summer in Binghamton with my dad, who grew up there, and we would eat spiedies until I never wanted to see another one again. And then we would do the same thing the next year. Buying the marinade can be pricey and sometimes hard to find depending on where you live. So I've always made my own. My recipe is: 1/2 cup red wine vinegar, 2/3 cup olive oil, 1 Tbsp kosher salt, 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning or poultry seasoning, 1 Tbsp dried Mexican oregano, 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Mix ingredients until combined and salt is dissolved.
Equipment: Outdoor grill or indoor grill pan.
2 lbs organic boneless chicken thighs -- $5.96
1 marinade recipe -- $1.66
6 Italian hogie rolls - toasted -- $2.79
3 Tbsp butter or mayonnaise for spreading on rolls -- $0.56
2 1/4 lbs Russet Potatoes -- $1.75
5 Tbsp canola oil -- $0.25
salt and pepper
The best oven fry recipe is not my own. I found it in the Cook's Illustrated Cookbook and because of legal reasons I cannot share it with you. But if you buy their cookbook you can make them too. I am just sharing the ingredients for costing purposes. Sorry.
Total cost of entire meal = $12.97
This is not a good meal for vegetarians or vegans. You could substitute fish but the whole point of this meal is authenticity. Even the Italian bread makes this sandwich.There are just some things better left unchanged.