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Open-Face Cheeseburger Sub

[Photograph: Suzanne Lehrer]

This recipe is a tribute the most popular food item in my whole (one-street) New Hampshire college town: the C & A's cheeseburger sub. An open-face version is a little more, shall we say, elegant, as it can be eaten with a knife and fork. Serve with a toppings bar alongside with all of your favorite: pickles, mustard, ketchup, jalapenos.

Caramelized onions are mixed into the meat for extra sweetness and depth of flavor. Sharper cheese works best here to contrast the meat.

About the Author: Suzanne Lehrer is a writer and recipe developer in New York and a recipe editor for Cooking Channel. When not curating her budding hot sauce collection, she puts her French Culinary Institute education to good use in kitchens all around town. On twitter and instagram @suzerbruiser

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