Patty Melt Sandwiches
1.25 pounds of hamburger, enough for 5-6 patties depending on how thick you make them
2 whole onions, sliced
sliced cheese, I used provolone and cheddar
loaf of rye bread, two slices needed per sandwich
olive oil, for sautéing the onions
Combine your meat, salt and pepper. Form into patties and set aside.
In a medium size saute pan, add olive oil and sliced onions. Cook the onions until they are brown and reduced in size. One onion only makes about 3/4 of a cup and this is not enough to do all of the sandwiches. It will look like a lot of onion, but trust me, you do not want to skimp on the onion.
Set onions to the side. Prepare cheese, sliced into thin sheets.
In a frying pan, add your bread that has been buttered, lay a piece of cheese on each side. Add onions and then the meat patty.
Grill toast and combine the two slices of bread to form a sandwich.