This isn't an attempt to outshine the original beef Patty Melt, but it is pretty gosh-darn awesome with its crisp pork patty and caramelized fennel and onions.
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This isn't an attempt to outshine the original beef patty melt, but it is pretty gosh-darn awesome with its crisp pork patty and caramelized fennel and onions.
A patty melt is a worthy—dare I say elegant—form of burger. Here's why I love patty melts.
Grilling season is upon us, and for me that means taking awesomely-delicious patty melts off of the stovetop and into the great outdoors. What could go better with juicy ground beef, oozy melty cheese, and sweet caramelized onions than a bit of smoke from a real fire? Ok, perhaps cold beer. But that goes without saying.
[Photograph: Kenji Lopez-Alt]...
These seasoned patties sandwiched between slices of white bread and American cheese come from a recipe that food personality Katie Lee's West Virginian grandmother created. The thinness of the patties comes from Lee's grandmother's Depression-era mentality but the eggs, garlic powder, and onions give them both bulk and flavor.
[Photographs: Nick Kindelsperger] As I found out from an epic post on eGullet, a patty melt is a very definite thing. You can dress up a burger in many different ways but the patty melt is locked in stone. It...