Patty melt

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Patty melt
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Patty melt with French fries and garnishes
Place of origin United States
Main ingredient(s) Rye or sourdough bread, hamburger patty, onions, cheese (Cheddar or Swiss)

A patty melt is a type of sandwich consisting of a hamburger patty, pieces of sautéed or grilled onion and Cheddar or Swiss cheese between two slices of bread (traditionally rye, though sourdough is sometimes substituted). In other places, especially in the U.S., a patty melt can consist of only the patty of a hamburger, with cheese, on a single piece of toast/bun. The sandwich is then fried with butter on a frying pan so that the cheese melts thoroughly. A patty melt, being a toasted and pressed sandwich, may also be considered a type of panini.[1]

Other uses[edit]

Patty Melt is also a cartoon character and mascot costume used by state beef councils in the promotion of beef at public events. The character has made appearances at state fairs, NASCAR races, children's events, and cook-offs. The appearance of the Patty character is a large plush cheeseburger with a pink baseball hat and long blonde braids.[2]

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  1. ^ "Grilled Patty Melts with Smothered Onions". General Mills. Retrieved 2009-11-30. 
  2. ^ "Patty Melt Visits Canton Elementary". The Canton Independent Sentinel. 2009-03-05. Retrieved 2009-11-30.