I have to admit, this was a bit out of my skill level.
I went through a serious Patty Melt phase, like eight years ago. I was ordering it whenever I saw it on the menu. Back when I ate out a bunch, in my twenties and newly dating the woman who I would eventually marry.
I’ve been wanting to try making my own hamburger patties, so when my wife wanted me to attempt this recipe, I was all for it.
From the directions, I should have cooked the onions at medium heat and not medium low.
I also put the Garlic and Parmesan Spread on both slices of bread. We bought the Sam’s Choice as our Walmart didn’t have the Hidden Valley selection. Sam’s Choice was pretty sweet and tangy, not sure if that’ll be the case with Hidden Valley.
I also put Swiss cheese on both slices of bread too.
I thought it came out pretty well. I have to work on my patty formation and I’m still not awesome at making grilled cheese sandwiches but I’m getting better with each attempt. Just not mastering when to flip it over or the amount of butter on each slice of bread.
I also went with 1/4 teaspoon with everything as I couldn’t find our 1/8 teaspoon and that was fine.
There may have been extra Worcestershire sauce. I would say that I wasn’t thrilled with the onions until the Worcestershire sauce came into the pan, as that’s when the onions got that classic brown appearance.
My wife and Walker Dennis cut up the pineapple. Super 1 Foods had pineapples for only 89 cents! So we picked one of those up. Now, I have to check for pineapples, when we are at the store, as if they are usually a dollar, we are going to pick them up more often.
The fries were just the Great Value fries with garlic powder thrown on there. I like to use the seasoning with one part of the dish in another part, to make the tastes have synergy. I should have added onion powder to those fries too, to bring the entire dish together.
Now I can start making other hamburger recipes, and I’m super excited about that.