Monday, February 27, 2012

Mushroom Patty Melt

I’ve never, in my life, made a petty melt and I can’t remember if I’ve ever eaten one, so tonight was at least one first.  I’ was planning to make a fancier meal with the ground chuck and mushrooms, but just couldn’t motivate myself to cook it.  So the meal was a patty melt with sauteed onions and mushrooms and smashed taters all done on the cook top.  We liked them so well, we had them again two days later, so these shots are from both meals.

For the patty melts, I made up two 5oz burgers for Bev and Pat shaped to fit the bread we had and a 7oz one for me, and I sliced up some red onion and shitaki mushrooms.  I seasoned the burger with Tiger Seasoning and S&P – same for the mushrooms and cooked them in the same pan.

I boiled a couple of red potatoes until tender then smashed them with my hand and cooked in butter in another pan and after flipping they were topped with cheddar cheese and a little crumbled bacon - the sandwiches were grilled in yet another pan.

Then I assembled the sandwiches with a slice of bread with mayo, smoked cheddar, burger, onions & mushrooms, and bread with horseradish mustard.

This is my plate - sorry, it's a little blurry.

All I can say about this meal is if you are ever here for a lunch or supper - or breakfast for that matter, you should request the patty melt meal – it was awesome and will be made again. 

All photos can be enlarged by clicking on them.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.

2/20/12  meal date


  1. Do you ever make anything that isn't amazing!!!

  2. Ok, my list of requests for dinner and lunch is getting quite big! Love your version of this wonderful little sandwich!

  3. I'd like to order the patty melt please.

    I have to tell you, just last month we were reading an article in Saveur Magazine about Waffle House. The author thought their best meal was their patty melt. Bob and I weren't sure what one even was and had to google it... (goodness..wasn't that a fascinating story) lol Anyway, I've never made one either. :)

  4. I know I shouldn't stop by when I'm hungry, Larry. Now I'm craving that patty melt for breakfast.

  5. If I'm ever in the area, I'll definitely request a patty melt. My husband just had one a few days ago and I'm sure it wasn't as good as yours.

  6. OK - I will request a patty melt next time I come that way :) I've always loved them especially with caramelized onions and that mustard sounds fantastic! Yum :)

  7. It isn't even lunch time and I could go for this! I love a patty melt and the addition of mushrooms makes it really appeal to me!

  8. Oh my GOSH, this sounds fantastic. You had me at mushrooms (even without an egg on top!). I've never had a sandwich like this either, but I'd happily eat one now!

  9. Patty melts are great meals, no doubt about that!

  10. I watched a cooking show today where they made a pancake and in the middle of the pancake they put an egg in it and topped it with some ham. They flipped and cooked it on that side. I thought to myself I could so see you doing that! lol

    The patty melt looks awesome!

  11. I haven't made a true patty melt either but I can't believe that you had never EATEN one before! I think you nailed yours, it sounds just perfect, especially with the smoked cheddar.


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