Patty Melt with Parmesan Potato Wedges

Patty Melt with Parmesan Potato Wedges

A hamburger patty covered with melted cheese and a heap of sauteed onions, served on grilled Rye Bread. If you are tired of the same old cheeseburger, try something different like a Patty Melt.

Typically Patty Melts are served on Rye bread, but I decided to shake it up a bit by serving ours on Pumpernickel bread…delish! Serve these beauties with Parmesan Potato Wedges (recipe follows) and dinner is done!

Patty Melt
 
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A Patty Melt is delicious version of a cheeseburger.
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Recipe type: Main
Yield: 2 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 ground beef patties
  • 4 slices Pumpernickel bread or Rye bread
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese
Preparation Instructions
  1. In a large non-stick skillet, saute the onions in the butter until they are soft, about 4-5 minutes.
  2. Divide the onions between two pieces of bread and place a slice of cheese on top of the onions.
  3. Meanwhile, fry or grill the ground beef patties until desired doneness and place them on top of the onions and cheese. Top the patties with the other two slices of cheese and place the two remaining slices of bread on top to make the sandwiches.
  4. Place the sandwiches into the skillet and toast each side or if you have a Panini press, grill the two sandwiches until they are toasty and the cheese has melted.
Notes
The Patty Melt was created by William "Tiny" Naylor sometime in the 40's or 50's at his chain of Southern California coffee shops called Tiny Naylor's.
Parmesan Potato Wedges
 
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If you are looking for a side dish to serve with your Patty Melts, give these delicious Parmesan Potato Wedges a try.
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Recipe type: Sides
Yield: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • ⅔ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 2 large baking potatoes
  • 2 egg whites, lightly beaten
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
  • Pinch of ground red pepper
  • Non-stick cooking spray
Preparation Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Combine Parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs; set aside.
  3. Scrub potatoes, and pat dry; cut each into 8 wedges.
  4. Brush cut sides with egg white; sprinkle with salt, pepper, and ground red pepper, and coat with cheese mixture. Place potato wedges on a baking sheet coated with non-stick cooking spray.
  5. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until tender.
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Recipe source: Southern Living
 

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