Thursday, February 14, 2013

Heart Shaped Patty Melts

For Valentine's Day, and anniversary, or anytime you want to tell someone, "I love you" with a special meal, the Heart Shaped Patty Melt is a delicious choice.  I first made this for my sweetheart over 20 years ago.  This Valentine's Day, I'm adding Heart Shaped Oven Fried Potatoes to the meal and sharing it with you.

Heart Shaped Patty Melts

  • Heart Shaped Cookie Cutter (or other heart shaped kitchen item that will shape your ground beef patties and your bread.  I used a heart-shaped plastic bowl.)
  • Ground Beef
  • Skillet
  • Daddy-O Cajun Spice Rub
  • Plate
  • Wax Paper
  • Day Old Bread Slices
  • Sliced American Cheese
  • Butter or Margarine 
  • Spatula

Using cookie cutter or other heart shaped kitchen item, cut your bread slices and set aside.  Choose lightly stale, 'day-old' bread if available.  I used white bread, but you could use just about any standard bread variety as long as it is tough enough to hold its shape when cut and grilled. 

Cover a plate with wax paper.  Lay a portion of ground beef on the wax paper, and cut your ground beef patty with your heart shaped cutter.

Place your heart shaped patty in skillet and fry on medium heat.  

 Just before turning the patty over, add your favorite spices.  

HUBBY loves the Daddy-O Cajun Spice Rub I gave him for Father's Day, so that was the perfect choice for us.  You can get the recipe here.

PEPSI gave me a pancake gift set for Christmas that came with a heart shaped spatula.  What could be better to use to turn my heart-shaped patty with?  I know, it is a bit over the top, but I love it!

After you turn your patty over, add more spice to the top of the patty and fry until it is done to your taste.

When patty is finished frying, remove it from the skillet and place on paper towel covered plate to drain grease.  Drain grease from skillet.  Wash if needed.  If you are using non-stick skillet, you can carefully use paper towel to wipe skillet clean instead of washing it.  Be careful, skillet is hot!

Lightly butter one side of bread slice.  Place about a half tablespoon of butter into the skillet and heat skillet on medium heat.  Lay bread slice, butter side down, onto skillet.  Place cooked patty on top of bread. 

 Place cheese slice on top of patty.  Lightly butter another bread slice.  Place it atop cheese, butter side UP.  Turn patty melt over when bread slice on the bottom is golden brown and grill the other slice of bread until it is golden brown and cheese is melted.

Serve with ketchup or your favorite sauce for dipping and enjoy.  Next I'll be posting the beautiful Heart Shaped Oven Fried Potatoes, yum!!

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