Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Patty melts.

Do you ever wish to bring the diner food at home? Well, I know I do. Diners are home to classic comfort food. They serve up dishes and don't spare you the side of extra grease. I think Patty Melts are a classic diner dish. They are greasy, cheesy, and piled with meat. If you like grilled cheeses and you like hamburgers, then you will most definitely love Patty Melts. Patty Melts are easy to make and just so yummy. So here you go from the diner to your home table. 

Patty Melts


1 1/2 pounds ground beef
Salt and Pepper, to taste 
5 dashes of Worcestershire sauce 
8 slices of cheese ( I use American or Swiss)
8 slices of bread (some use rye)
1 large onion, halved and sliced thinly
1/2 cup butter (or 1 stick)


  1. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in skillet. Toss in sliced onion and cook on low for 20-25 minutes until onions are golden brown and soft. 
  2. In a medium sized bowl, mix the ground beef and Worcestershire sauce. Form the ground beef into 4 patties. Sprinkle salt and pepper on top of patties.
  3. In separate skillet, melt 2-3 tablespoons of butter. Put patties into skillet and cook until cooked thoroughly, so that there isn't any pink on the middle.
  4. Next, assemble patty melts in this order. 1 slice of bread, a slice of cheese, hamburger patty, 1/4 onions, a slice of cheese, a slice of bread. 
  5. Over medium heat grill the sandwiches in a griddle or skillet. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in skillet or griddle. Grill sandwiches over medium heat until golden. Remove sandwiches from skillet or griddle and melt another 2 tablespoons of butter. Turn the sandwiches onto the other side and grill until golden, crispy and the cheese is melted. Remove from skillet or griddle. Cut in half and serve immediately. Enjoy! 
I hope you enjoy this recipe! My family loves patty melts. They are classic at my home, and I hope they become the same at your house too.

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