|Alternative names||Toasted cheese sandwich, toastie, Adam Bales, Neil Shephard, The Rory|
|Main ingredients||Bread, cheese, filling (tuna with mayonnaise, ham, roast beef, chicken, turkey, or a hamburger patty)|
|Cookbook: Melt sandwich Media: Melt sandwich|
A melt sandwich is a type of sandwich containing bread, cheese (sometimes grated) and some type of filling. 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.
- Gerber sandwich
- Grilled cheese sandwich
- Horseshoe sandwich
- Hot Brown
- Monte Cristo sandwich
- Open sandwich
- Sandwich toaster
- Tuna fish sandwich
- List of sandwiches
- Media related to Melt sandwiches at Wikimedia Commons
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