Melt sandwich

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Melt sandwich
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A tuna melt on a plate with French fries
Alternative name(s) Toasted cheese sandwich, toastie
Place of origin United States
Main ingredient(s) Bread, cheese, filling (tuna] with mayonnaise, ham, roast beef, chicken, turkey, or a hamburger patty)

A melt sandwich (also known in Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom as a toasted cheese sandwich or, toastie) is a type of sandwich containing bread and some type of filling that is seasoned with cheese, sometimes grated. The sandwich is then grilled or fried until the cheese is melted. It may be served as an open face sandwich or a closed face one.

One common filling is tuna, with mayonnaise; the result would then be a tuna melt sandwich. Other popular choices are ham, roast beef, chicken, turkey, or a hamburger patty, which is known as a patty melt. It is the filling that establishes the melt sandwich as a variation of the grilled cheese sandwich. Patty melts were a staple of the traditional U.S. diner and were commonly found on menus as far back as the 1950s and possibly the 1940s.

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