Melt sandwich

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Melt sandwich
Tuna melt sandwich with fries.jpg
A tuna melt on a plate with French fries
Alternative namesToasted cheese sandwich, toastie
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 ground beef 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.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]