Sandwich #288—“Diet Busting” Patty Melt

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288patty2LOI almost killed us both with this one.

The patty melt is not a light meal. It’s not good for anyone who loves a good salad. Or anyone who is about a month away from their wedding (and has a dress fitting this week!). I wanted to try this one for a while but was always too concerned about how fattening it was. Ah, hell. We’ve got 12 sandwiches left. Let’s do this.

I used a half a stick of butter, a half pound of meat, provolone and caramelized onions on this bad boy. I cut the amount of fat by using turkey instead of ground beef and used low fat provolone cheese.

Did it matter? Nope. The patty melt was still rich. Still greasy. And still worth every calorie.

1 onion, sliced
3 pats butter
1 pound ground turkey
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon paprika
salt and pepper
2 slices provolone cheese
2 pieces of sourdough or rye bread

Caramelize onion: In a medium skillet, warm 2 pats of butter on medium low heat and add onion slices. Reduce heat to low and cook onions while stirring frequently for about 30 to 40 minutes until onions are a translucent brown. Remove from heat.

Combine ground turkey, Worcestershire sauce, paprika, salt and pepper into a large bowl. Form the mixture into four patties. Brown in a large skillet with a bit of olive oil. Cook on both sides until brown. Remove from heat.

In a separate skillet over medium low heat, melt a small pat of butter. Then Place a slice of bread in skillet. Layer on provolone cheese. Then layer on turkey patty. Scoop on onions. Then layer on another slice of cheese. And finally top with another slice of bread. Toast sandwich until cheese is melted. Carefully turn over on other side and toast until brown. Removee from skillet, slice in half and serve. Makes one sandwich.

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