From My Kitchen: Patty Melts

Alright, we’re smack dead in the middle of this godforsaken pandemic, most of us are still homebound. It’s not getting any easier, and you’ve probably cooked your go-to recipes a few times over. Money is getting tight, there are still a few more meals to cook, before we are allowed back out. If you’re living in one of the major cities of the US, then there is probably a riot going on outside as well. Stay inside. I know you’re in need of a new recipe. This one is actually a classic, but I bet most of you haven’t thought of it. It’s delicious, easy, inexpensive, and kids are definitely going to like it!

What you’ll need:

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 stick of butter
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • 8 slices Swiss cheese
  • 8 slices of bread

Add 2 tbsp butter to a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until golden brown,

Form 4 patties out of the ground beef and season them with salt, pepper and a dash of Worcestershire sauce on both sides, press it into the patties. Add 2 tbsp to a larger skillet and cook the patties until cooked though.

Time to assemble the Patty Melts! Layer them like this: 1 slice of bread, 1 slice of cheese, 1 patty, 1/4 of the onions, 1 slice of cheese, 1 slice of bread.

Now you’re basically going to make grilled cheeses with the stacked sandwiches. Add 1 tbsp butter in a clean skillet and melt it. Place 2 sandwiches in the skillet and let them brown nicely. Add another tbsp of butter to the skillet, turn the sandwiches over, and also brown that side. Repeat with the other two sandwiches. Serve with a garden salad!

Bon Appétit, and be safe!

Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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