One of my favorite foods to order at the local diner (read: midnight snack) is a patty melt. It’s the ideal food to satisfy multiple cravings – sweet grilled onions, crispy toast, juicy patty, and melty, ooey, gooey cheese. Yum. So every now and then I make one for myself at home. After all, a sandwich this good doesn’t need to be saved for a midnight snack.
Try it with other stuff – I love adding mushrooms to the grilled onions, multiple kinds of cheese to the top, using different types of bread for the toast, and I love, love, love it with a fried egg on top (what can I say – I have an addiction). How do you like your patty melts?
Leftover Potential: If I’m only plan on eating one or two burgers, I’ll still make a full batch of the meat mixture, then form it into patties, put it between two pieces of press and seal wrap – and freeze for later.
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 onion, very thinly sliced
salt and pepper, to taste
1 batch of your favorite burger mix (also try typing in “burger” on my search bar for more options)
whole wheat toast, lightly buttered on one side
4 slices swiss, mozzarella, or white cheddar cheese
ketchup, mustard, hot sauce, or other condiments – to taste
1. In a medium skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and saute until tender, translucent, and starting to become golden. Season well with salt and pepper. Keep warm.
2. Mix up a batch of burger mix. Form it into patties and grill to desired doneness (my patties take about 10-12 minutes).
3. Place the burger onto a piece of toast with the cheese on top, and place the onions on the other piece of toast. Run under a hot broiler until the cheese melts, about 2-3 minutes.
4. Serve with favorite condiments (for me it’s all hot sauce – all the time).