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  1. #1
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Patty Melt

    I used to order these in restaurants quite a bit. Then after I found out I
    had diabetes, I would split one with my daughter because they were too many
    carbs for me. She was little then and would eat about 1/3 of the sandwich,
    if that. I would eat another 1/3 and my husband would eat the other 1/3
    along with whatever else he ordered. This particular restaurant used huge
    slices of rye bread which is why they were cut in thirds. But I could swear
    that these (and any other I ever ordered) had just a hamburger patty,
    grilled onions, cheese and most likely butter or margarine on the bread.

    When we took my dad to dinner at Shari's a few weeks ago, I decided to try a
    patty melt again. It did actually work quite well for my blood sugar but it
    tasted kind of blah. Not good like I remembered. But then the reason I
    decided to order it is because I feel anything else I have ever ordered in a
    Shari's has tasted pretty blah. The odd thing to me was that there was
    Thousand Island dressing on the sandwich. I ordered it without because I
    honestly don't know what is in the dressing and I don't usually like
    dressing of any kind. I do like a good Italian dressing in a pasta salad
    but that's about it.

    So tonight we dined at another local chain. They had a patty melt on the
    menu. And it listed Thousand Island dressing! Again, I ordered it without
    the dressing. This one was not only blah but horribly greasy. So much so
    that I had trouble even gripping it.

    So my questions are... Do you normally put Thousand Island dressing on your
    patty melt? And what kind of cheese do you use? Both of these had Swiss
    but I am pretty sure that the ones I had in the past had American cheese. I
    also think these past two restaurants didn't use a good, flavorful rye
    bread. To me a good rye bread has a strong taste to it and these did not.



  2. #2
    ItsJoanNotJoann Guest

    Default Re: Patty Melt

    On Oct 7, 11:54*pm, "Julie Bove" <julieb...@frontier.com> wrote:
    >
    >
    > So my questions are... *Do you normally put Thousand Island dressing onyour
    > patty melt? *And what kind of cheese do you use? *Both of these had Swiss
    > but I am pretty sure that the ones I had in the past had American cheese.*I
    > also think these past two restaurants didn't use a good, flavorful rye
    > bread. *To me a good rye bread has a strong taste to it and these did not.
    >
    >

    The ones I've had came with Thousand Island dressing and American
    cheese.


  3. #3
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Patty Melt


    "ItsJoanNotJoann" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    On Oct 7, 11:54 pm, "Julie Bove" <julieb...@frontier.com> wrote:
    >
    >
    > So my questions are... Do you normally put Thousand Island dressing on
    > your
    > patty melt? And what kind of cheese do you use? Both of these had Swiss
    > but I am pretty sure that the ones I had in the past had American cheese.
    > I
    > also think these past two restaurants didn't use a good, flavorful rye
    > bread. To me a good rye bread has a strong taste to it and these did not.
    >
    >

    The ones I've had came with Thousand Island dressing and American
    cheese.

    Interesting! Thanks!



  4. #4
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Patty Melt

    On Fri, 7 Oct 2011 21:54:57 -0700, "Julie Bove"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > So my questions are... Do you normally put Thousand Island dressing on your
    > patty melt? And what kind of cheese do you use? Both of these had Swiss
    > but I am pretty sure that the ones I had in the past had American cheese. I
    > also think these past two restaurants didn't use a good, flavorful rye
    > bread. To me a good rye bread has a strong taste to it and these did not.


    Not American, mild cheddar (although swiss isn't unheard of). A patty
    melt is a cheeseburger on rye bread (with grilled onions) and the
    bread is lightly grilled to toast it. Thousand Island dressing would
    be an abomination.

    --
    All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.

  5. #5
    M. JL Esq. Guest

    Default Re: Patty Melt

    Julie Bove wrote:
    >
    > So my questions are... Do you normally put Thousand Island dressing on your
    > patty melt? And what kind of cheese do you use? Both of these had Swiss
    > but I am pretty sure that the ones I had in the past had American cheese. I
    > also think these past two restaurants didn't use a good, flavorful rye
    > bread. To me a good rye bread has a strong taste to it and these did not.
    >
    >


    What you describe is a primary reason i don't patronize chain
    restaurants. Its all assembly line cooking.

    I resent the false advertising of those that advertise resturant food on
    their television commercials, and print media that DO NOT look anything
    like what your are served in he establishments.

    One local independent i will order a grilled cheese at comes with your
    choice of cheese, i usually get swiss, but grilled on a good white rye,
    with grilled onions, served with a individualistic potato salad and a
    nice big slice of pickle i usually pay a dollar more for an extra
    large serving of potato salad
    --
    JL

  6. #6
    M. JL Esq. Guest

    Default Re: Patty Melt

    Julie Bove wrote:
    >
    > So my questions are... Do you normally put Thousand Island dressing on your
    > patty melt? And what kind of cheese do you use? Both of these had Swiss
    > but I am pretty sure that the ones I had in the past had American cheese. I
    > also think these past two restaurants didn't use a good, flavorful rye
    > bread. To me a good rye bread has a strong taste to it and these did not.
    >
    >


    What you describe is a primary reason i don't patronize chain
    restaurants. Its all assembly line cooking.

    I resent the false advertising of those that advertise resturant food on
    their television commercials, and print media that DO NOT look anything
    like what your are served in he establishments.

    One local independent i will order a patty melt at comes with your
    choice of cheese, i usually get cheddar, but grilled on a good white rye,
    with grilled onions, served with a individualistic potato salad and a
    nice big slice of pickle i usually pay a dollar more for an extra
    large serving of the house potato salad
    --
    JL

  7. #7
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Patty Melt


    "sf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Fri, 7 Oct 2011 21:54:57 -0700, "Julie Bove"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> So my questions are... Do you normally put Thousand Island dressing on
    >> your
    >> patty melt? And what kind of cheese do you use? Both of these had Swiss
    >> but I am pretty sure that the ones I had in the past had American cheese.
    >> I
    >> also think these past two restaurants didn't use a good, flavorful rye
    >> bread. To me a good rye bread has a strong taste to it and these did
    >> not.

    >
    > Not American, mild cheddar (although swiss isn't unheard of). A patty
    > melt is a cheeseburger on rye bread (with grilled onions) and the
    > bread is lightly grilled to toast it. Thousand Island dressing would
    > be an abomination.


    That's what I thought. I have since looked up recipes. Although the cheese
    varies and sometimes even the bread, I have seen none with Thousand Island
    on it.



  8. #8
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Patty Melt


    "M. JL Esq." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:j6op6h$itv$[email protected]..
    > Julie Bove wrote:
    >>
    >> So my questions are... Do you normally put Thousand Island dressing on
    >> your patty melt? And what kind of cheese do you use? Both of these had
    >> Swiss but I am pretty sure that the ones I had in the past had American
    >> cheese. I also think these past two restaurants didn't use a good,
    >> flavorful rye bread. To me a good rye bread has a strong taste to it and
    >> these did not.

    >
    > What you describe is a primary reason i don't patronize chain restaurants.
    > Its all assembly line cooking.
    >
    > I resent the false advertising of those that advertise resturant food on
    > their television commercials, and print media that DO NOT look anything
    > like what your are served in he establishments.
    >
    > One local independent i will order a grilled cheese at comes with your
    > choice of cheese, i usually get swiss, but grilled on a good white rye,
    > with grilled onions, served with a individualistic potato salad and a nice
    > big slice of pickle i usually pay a dollar more for an extra large
    > serving of potato salad


    I usually don't like chains. Shari's is not a favorite of mine by any means
    but it was the only place we could get my dad to go to. He has had a stroke
    and has lost some of his memory for things.

    The other chain does cook from scratch. I do like most of what I have
    gotten there but they have really weird salsa. I am not sure what they put
    in it. There are tomatoes. I can tell that by sight. But the end result
    is an odd color. Not dark red like it should be but sort of washed out
    looking. And it is oddly sweet. It is advertised on the menu as sweet.



  9. #9
    Storrmmee Guest

    Default Re: Patty Melt

    iirc in the past the menu would say something like patty melt, when you
    ordered the server gave you choice of bread, cheese and anything else? its
    something i think i have only tasted when dh ordered it, Lee
    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:j6ol2u$38h$[email protected]..
    >I used to order these in restaurants quite a bit. Then after I found out I
    >had diabetes, I would split one with my daughter because they were too many
    >carbs for me. She was little then and would eat about 1/3 of the sandwich,
    >if that. I would eat another 1/3 and my husband would eat the other 1/3
    >along with whatever else he ordered. This particular restaurant used huge
    >slices of rye bread which is why they were cut in thirds. But I could
    >swear that these (and any other I ever ordered) had just a hamburger patty,
    >grilled onions, cheese and most likely butter or margarine on the bread.
    >
    > When we took my dad to dinner at Shari's a few weeks ago, I decided to try
    > a patty melt again. It did actually work quite well for my blood sugar
    > but it tasted kind of blah. Not good like I remembered. But then the
    > reason I decided to order it is because I feel anything else I have ever
    > ordered in a Shari's has tasted pretty blah. The odd thing to me was that
    > there was Thousand Island dressing on the sandwich. I ordered it without
    > because I honestly don't know what is in the dressing and I don't usually
    > like dressing of any kind. I do like a good Italian dressing in a pasta
    > salad but that's about it.
    >
    > So tonight we dined at another local chain. They had a patty melt on the
    > menu. And it listed Thousand Island dressing! Again, I ordered it
    > without the dressing. This one was not only blah but horribly greasy. So
    > much so that I had trouble even gripping it.
    >
    > So my questions are... Do you normally put Thousand Island dressing on
    > your patty melt? And what kind of cheese do you use? Both of these had
    > Swiss but I am pretty sure that the ones I had in the past had American
    > cheese. I also think these past two restaurants didn't use a good,
    > flavorful rye bread. To me a good rye bread has a strong taste to it and
    > these did not.
    >




  10. #10
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Patty Melt


    "Storrmmee" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > iirc in the past the menu would say something like patty melt, when you
    > ordered the server gave you choice of bread, cheese and anything else?
    > its something i think i have only tasted when dh ordered it, Lee


    I have mainly gotten one in two places. The old K Mart cafeteria and the
    Buttercup Kitchen in Oakland. I don't recall any choices there. I was
    asked tonight if I wanted it on rye bread.



  11. #11
    Storrmmee Guest

    Default Re: Patty Melt

    i am sure rye bread must have been a choice or dh wouldn't have evr gotten
    it, try looking at the steak n shake menu on line and see what theirs says,
    they have had them and tuna melt forever, Lee
    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:j6p2r9$vpo$[email protected]..
    >
    > "Storrmmee" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> iirc in the past the menu would say something like patty melt, when you
    >> ordered the server gave you choice of bread, cheese and anything else?
    >> its something i think i have only tasted when dh ordered it, Lee

    >
    > I have mainly gotten one in two places. The old K Mart cafeteria and the
    > Buttercup Kitchen in Oakland. I don't recall any choices there. I was
    > asked tonight if I wanted it on rye bread.
    >




  12. #12
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Patty Melt


    "Storrmmee" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    >i am sure rye bread must have been a choice or dh wouldn't have evr gotten
    >it, try looking at the steak n shake menu on line and see what theirs says,
    >they have had them and tuna melt forever, Lee


    Hmmm... They use American cheese and you can also get bacon. No Thousand
    Island. This is something I will have to look for on more menus. I don't
    know why but it works very well for my blood sugar. Even after my little
    boo boo today where I left my meter and insulin at home, my blood sugar was
    fine later.

    Now if only I could get a tuna melt! I haven't found a way to make the tuna
    part without mayo that is very good. I have yet to find a mayo that I can
    eat. It all has soy or eggs in it.

    If I am really in the mood for a tuna sandwich, I just mix in chopped
    veggies and some lemon juice. Messy but edible. Needs something to hold it
    all together. I've heard that hummus would work but I'm not sure I would
    like the flavor. I wonder if cottage cheese would work? I added that to my
    tuna when I was pregnant for extra protein.



  13. #13
    Storrmmee Guest

    Default Re: Patty Melt

    process the cottage cheese to smooth so it will hold the tuna/vegs might
    also work with sour cream, Lee
    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:j6p6j8$j2h$[email protected]..
    >
    > "Storrmmee" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >>i am sure rye bread must have been a choice or dh wouldn't have evr gotten
    >>it, try looking at the steak n shake menu on line and see what theirs
    >>says, they have had them and tuna melt forever, Lee

    >
    > Hmmm... They use American cheese and you can also get bacon. No Thousand
    > Island. This is something I will have to look for on more menus. I don't
    > know why but it works very well for my blood sugar. Even after my little
    > boo boo today where I left my meter and insulin at home, my blood sugar
    > was fine later.
    >
    > Now if only I could get a tuna melt! I haven't found a way to make the
    > tuna part without mayo that is very good. I have yet to find a mayo that
    > I can eat. It all has soy or eggs in it.
    >
    > If I am really in the mood for a tuna sandwich, I just mix in chopped
    > veggies and some lemon juice. Messy but edible. Needs something to hold
    > it all together. I've heard that hummus would work but I'm not sure I
    > would like the flavor. I wonder if cottage cheese would work? I added
    > that to my tuna when I was pregnant for extra protein.
    >




  14. #14
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Patty Melt

    On Sat, 8 Oct 2011 00:41:31 -0700, "Julie Bove"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    > "sf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    > > On Fri, 7 Oct 2011 21:54:57 -0700, "Julie Bove"
    > > <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > >> So my questions are... Do you normally put Thousand Island dressing on
    > >> your
    > >> patty melt? And what kind of cheese do you use? Both of these had Swiss
    > >> but I am pretty sure that the ones I had in the past had American cheese.
    > >> I
    > >> also think these past two restaurants didn't use a good, flavorful rye
    > >> bread. To me a good rye bread has a strong taste to it and these did
    > >> not.

    > >
    > > Not American, mild cheddar (although swiss isn't unheard of). A patty
    > > melt is a cheeseburger on rye bread (with grilled onions) and the
    > > bread is lightly grilled to toast it. Thousand Island dressing would
    > > be an abomination.

    >
    > That's what I thought. I have since looked up recipes. Although the cheese
    > varies and sometimes even the bread, I have seen none with Thousand Island
    > on it.
    >

    I have a feeling that some idea guy likes Rubens and saw McDonald's
    had success with their secret sauce and thought - why not put thousand
    island on a patty melt. You made me look at Denny's menu last night
    and I made the sad discovery that they don't have their patty melts
    listed anymore. Apparently, individual restaurants can serve them off
    menu if they want to keep the ingredients around (for their "older
    customers").

    --
    All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.

  15. #15
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Patty Melt

    On Sat, 8 Oct 2011 01:49:43 -0700, "Julie Bove"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    > "Storrmmee" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    > > iirc in the past the menu would say something like patty melt, when you
    > > ordered the server gave you choice of bread, cheese and anything else?
    > > its something i think i have only tasted when dh ordered it, Lee

    >
    > I have mainly gotten one in two places. The old K Mart cafeteria and the
    > Buttercup Kitchen in Oakland. I don't recall any choices there. I was
    > asked tonight if I wanted it on rye bread.
    >

    Rye is traditional, but I guess enough people don't like rye (the
    wimps) that some places decided to offer a choice.

    --
    All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.

  16. #16
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Patty Melt

    On Sat, 8 Oct 2011 04:06:38 -0500, "Storrmmee"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > steak n shake menu


    Steak & Shake! That's the one. I went to Sonic (for the first time)
    knowing I wanted to try a fast food chain name that started with S.
    Wrong one. Sonic is kind of weird. There was no place to eat inside.
    Either you order and eat your food in the car or you sit outside. Are
    they all like that?

    --
    All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.

  17. #17
    Ranee at Arabian Knits Guest

    Default Re: Patty Melt

    In article <[email protected]>,
    sf <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Fri, 7 Oct 2011 21:54:57 -0700, "Julie Bove"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > So my questions are... Do you normally put Thousand Island dressing on
    > > your
    > > patty melt? And what kind of cheese do you use? Both of these had Swiss
    > > but I am pretty sure that the ones I had in the past had American cheese.
    > > I
    > > also think these past two restaurants didn't use a good, flavorful rye
    > > bread. To me a good rye bread has a strong taste to it and these did not.

    >
    > Not American, mild cheddar (although swiss isn't unheard of). A patty
    > melt is a cheeseburger on rye bread (with grilled onions) and the
    > bread is lightly grilled to toast it. Thousand Island dressing would
    > be an abomination.


    I've never known the parameters of a patty melt to be so narrow. In
    my mind they were simply open face hamburgers. You get to alter the
    bread, cheese, toppings as you wish.

    --
    Regards,
    Ranee @ Arabian Knits

    "She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands." Prov 31:13

    http://arabianknits.blogspot.com/

  18. #18
    Ranee at Arabian Knits Guest

    Default Re: Patty Melt

    In article <[email protected]>,
    sf <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Steak & Shake! That's the one. I went to Sonic (for the first time)
    > knowing I wanted to try a fast food chain name that started with S.
    > Wrong one. Sonic is kind of weird. There was no place to eat inside.
    > Either you order and eat your food in the car or you sit outside. Are
    > they all like that?


    Yes, they are drive thru/drive ins.

    --
    Regards,
    Ranee @ Arabian Knits

    "She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands." Prov 31:13

    http://arabianknits.blogspot.com/

  19. #19
    merryb Guest

    Default Re: Patty Melt

    On Oct 8, 12:44*am, "Julie Bove" <julieb...@frontier.com> wrote:
    > "M. JL Esq." <jpsti...@isp.com> wrote in messagenews:j6op6h$itv$[email protected]..
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > Julie Bove wrote:

    >
    > >> So my questions are... *Do you normally put Thousand Island dressingon
    > >> your patty melt? *And what kind of cheese do you use? *Both of these had
    > >> Swiss but I am pretty sure that the ones I had in the past had American
    > >> cheese. *I also think these past two restaurants didn't use a good,
    > >> flavorful rye bread. *To me a good rye bread has a strong taste to it and
    > >> these did not.

    >
    > > What you describe is a primary reason i don't patronize chain restaurants.
    > > Its all assembly line cooking.

    >
    > > I resent the false advertising of those that advertise resturant food on
    > > their television commercials, and print media that DO NOT look anything
    > > like what your are served in he establishments.

    >
    > > One local independent i will order a grilled cheese at comes with your
    > > choice of cheese, i usually get swiss, but grilled on a good white rye,
    > > with grilled onions, served with a individualistic potato salad and a nice
    > > big slice of pickle *i usually pay a dollar more for an extra large
    > > serving of potato salad

    >
    > I usually don't like chains. *Shari's is not a favorite of mine by any means
    > but it was the only place we could get my dad to go to. *He has had a stroke
    > and has lost some of his memory for things.
    >
    > The other chain does cook from scratch. *I do like most of what I have
    > gotten there but they have really weird salsa. *I am not sure what theyput
    > in it. *There are tomatoes. *I can tell that by sight. *But the endresult
    > is an odd color. *Not dark red like it should be but sort of washed out
    > looking. *And it is oddly sweet. *It is advertised on the menu as sweet.


    Yes, there are usually tomatoes in salsa!

  20. #20
    rosie Guest

    Default Re: Patty Melt

    On Oct 7, 11:54*pm, "Julie Bove" <julieb...@frontier.com> wrote:
    > I used to order these in restaurants quite a bit. *Then after I found out I
    > had diabetes, I would split one with my daughter because they were too many
    > carbs for me. *She was little then and would eat about 1/3 of the sandwich,
    > if that. *I would eat another 1/3 and my husband would eat the other 1/3
    > along with whatever else he ordered. *This particular restaurant used huge
    > slices of rye bread which is why they were cut in thirds. *But I could swear
    > that these (and any other I ever ordered) had just a hamburger patty,
    > grilled onions, cheese and most likely butter or margarine on the bread.
    >
    > When we took my dad to dinner at Shari's a few weeks ago, I decided to try a
    > patty melt again. *It did actually work quite well for my blood sugar but it
    > tasted kind of blah. *Not good like I remembered. *But then the reason I
    > decided to order it is because I feel anything else I have ever ordered in a
    > Shari's has tasted pretty blah. *The odd thing to me was that there was
    > Thousand Island dressing on the sandwich. *I ordered it without becauseI
    > honestly don't know what is in the dressing and I don't usually like
    > dressing of any kind. *I do like a good Italian dressing in a pasta salad
    > but that's about it.
    >
    > So tonight we dined at another local chain. *They had a patty melt on the
    > menu. *And it listed Thousand Island dressing! *Again, I ordered it without
    > the dressing. *This one was not only blah but horribly greasy. *So much so
    > that I had trouble even gripping it.
    >
    > So my questions are... *Do you normally put Thousand Island dressing onyour
    > patty melt? *And what kind of cheese do you use? *Both of these had Swiss
    > but I am pretty sure that the ones I had in the past had American cheese.*I
    > also think these past two restaurants didn't use a good, flavorful rye
    > bread. *To me a good rye bread has a strong taste to it and these did not.


    OH , had forgotten about patty melts! You used to see them a lot , but
    now not so much..

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