Melt sandwich

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Melt sandwich
Tuna melt sandwich with fries.jpg
A tuna melt on a plate with French fries
Alternative namesToasted cheese sandwich, toastie, Adam Bales, Neil Shephard, The Rory, Freddie Wishdish
TypeSandwich
Main ingredientsBread, cheese, filling (tuna with mayonnaise, ham, roast beef, chicken, turkey, or a hamburger patty)

A melt sandwich is a type of hot sandwich containing bread, cheese (sometimes grated) and some type of filling such as meat or vegetables. The sandwich is then heated 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 is a tuna melt. 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 are a staple of the traditional U.S. diner and were commonly found on menus as early as the 1940s.

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