Cook This!

Patty Melt

Our immensely satisfying 340-calorie version is never more than 15 minutes away in the comfort of your own kitchen.

Cook This!

Patty Melt

Our immensely satisfying 340-calorie version is never more than 15 minutes away in the comfort of your own kitchen.

This classic diner dish may be the most satisfying of all hamburger iterations: a thin, crusty patty crowned with a melting veil of cheese and plenty of sweet griddled onions, all held together between warm, crunchy slices of toasted rye. The bad news is you can’t have this inspired creation, or any other restaurant-style burger, without a massive caloric investment. The good news is that our immensely satisfying 340-calorie version is never more than 15 minutes away in the comfort of your own kitchen.

Ingredients


makes 4

1 lb ground sirloin or ground turkey
1 tsp salt
1⁄2 tsp black pepper
1 Tbsp canola oil
1 large red onion, diced
4 slices Swiss cheese
8 slices rye bread, toasted

Patty Melt

Calories

340

Fat

12 g

Saturated Fat

5 g

Sodium

640 mg

Friendly’s Patty Melt

Calories

1,030

Fat

64 g

Saturated Fat

19 g

Sodium

1,250

YOU SAVE 6980 calories and 52 g fat!

How to Make it


step 1

Season the meat with the salt and pepper and form
into 4 large, thin patties. Heat the oil in a cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Add the patties and scatter the onion around the burgers. Stir the onion from time to time to keep it from burning.

step 2

Cook the burgers for 3 to 4 minutes, then flip and immediately cover each with a slice of Swiss. Continue cooking until the burgers are cooked all the way through, about another 3 minutes. Remove, place on top of the toasted rye, cover with the sautéed onions, and top with other slice of rye.