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    The Patty Melt

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hr 5 mins

    30 mins

    35 mins

    ratherbeswimmin''s Note:

    A California creation. My favorite greasy spoon diner meal.

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    • 6 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
    • 2 large onions, thinly sliced
    • 8 slices rye bread
    • 1 1/2 lbs ground chuck
    • 8 slices swiss cheese

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Melt 3 tablespoons butter in a large skillet (cast-iron is preferred) over medium heat.
    2. 2
      Add in onions; cook/stir until caramelized, about 20 minutes; remove onions from pan and set aside.
    3. 3
      Lay rye bread on waxed paper on a baking sheet.
    4. 4
      Butter each slice of bread on the top side, dividing 1 tablespoon of the remaining butter among 8 slices; flip bread over and butter the other sides of the 8 slices, dividing 1 tablespoon of butter among them.
    5. 5
      Reheat skillet that cooked the onions over medium heat.
    6. 6
      Toast bread on both sides in the skillet until the bread is light gold, about 1 minute per side; set aside.
    7. 7
      Divide beef into 4 even amounts; shape each into an oval patty about ½ inch thick.
    8. 8
      Season both sides with salt and pepper.
    9. 9
      Add to the same skillet you have been using over med-high heat; cook patties 2 ½ to 3 minutes per side for medium-rare doneness; remove from skillet and put sandwiches together.
    10. 10
      Lay out 4 slices of toasted bread; top with ¼ of the onion mixture, then a slice of cheese, a beef patty, and a second slice of cheese; top with remaining 4 toast slices.
    11. 11
      Melt in remaining 1 tablespoons butter in skillet; toast sandwiches on both sides, about 1 minute per side, until bread is toasty brown and cheese is melted.
    12. 12
      Serve immediately.

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    Nutritional Facts for The Patty Melt

    Serving Size: 1 (386 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 833.2
     
    Calories from Fat 445
    53%
    Total Fat 49.4 g
    76%
    Saturated Fat 26.7 g
    133%
    Cholesterol 207.8 mg
    69%
    Sodium 785.8 mg
    32%
    Total Carbohydrate 41.5 g
    13%
    Dietary Fiber 4.7 g
    19%
    Sugars 6.4 g
    25%
    Protein 54.1 g
    108%

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