You know how sometimes you order a patty melt at a diner and it blows your mind? The grilled bread, melty, stringy cheese, and sautéed onions so good you want to cry? And the patty. Let's not forget the magnificent, perfectly cooked hamburger patty. How do they get it to taste so damn good? Well, I think I figured it out. Today I will show you how to make the best crunchy cheesy patty melts on grilled sourdough. It will rival any patty melt that has ever entered your mouth.
Perfect Patty Melts are Easy to Make, With Few Ingredients
If you're looking for a crowd-pleasing easy dinner, you'll win everyone's hearts (and stomachs) with these crunchy, cheesy patty melts on grilled sourdough. You need only 80/20 blend ground beef, Swiss cheese, onions, good sourdough bread, butter, salt, pepper and oil. That's IT. If you want to take it to the next level, you can make some crinkle fries on the side. Keep it simple and go with frozen fries for this one. And if you want to go even MORE next level, you can also make my homemade garlic dill pickles.
How To Make a Patty Melt
Serving Homemade Garlic Dill Pickles on the Side is a No-Brainer
I get it, you're busy and there's a thousand jars of pickles at the grocery store. But I will tell you this. Making your own pickles is extremely satisfying and once you make your own, it will be hard to go back to store-bought. I never really thought about making then, but then my friend Ralph mentioned it a while back and I became intrigued about it. This is the same Ralph of Ralph's German Meatball Soup. He is an excellent home chef and his creations are some of the best food I've ever eaten.
Classic Patty Melts don't usually come with condiments necessarily. When I think of patty melts, I think cheese, sautéed onions, grilled bread. But I always love pickles on the side. A bite of burger, a bite of pickle. This is my culinary happy place. It doesn't take too much to bring a smile to my face. Just a bite of burger, a bite of pickle.
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