Monday, July 30, 2012

Patty Melts

(photo from Saveur Magazine online)

I was scrolling through Pinterest one day, imagine that lol, and Braden (one of my 10 year old twins) was walking by and saw this pic of the Patty Melt and said "That looks good" so of course I pinned it because I'm all about pinning stuff that my kids might like, and I had to agree, it did look good. I've never had a Patty Melt before but it looked like something worth trying and that it was!

Here's the recipe:

1 1⁄2 lbs. ground beef
Kosher salt and freshly
ground black pepper, to taste
5 tbsp. canola oil
2 yellow onions, halved and thinly sliced
12 slices rye bread
12 thin slices cheddar, swiss,
or american cheese
8 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened

1. Season the beef with salt and pepper. Divide meat into six 1⁄4"-thick patties that are slightly wider and longer than the bread.

2. Heat 2 tbsp. oil in a 12" cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions, season with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened and browned, about 12 minutes. Transfer the onions to a bowl; wipe out skillet. Working in 3 batches, heat 1 tbsp. oil in skillet over high heat. Add 2 burger patties; cook, flipping once, until well browned, about 4 minutes total. Transfer patties to a plate.

3. Top each of 6 bread slices with some of the onions, a cheese slice, and a burger patty. Top each burger with a cheese slice and a piece of bread. Using a table knife, spread butter over the top and bottom of each sandwich.

4. Heat a 12" nonstick skillet over medium heat. Working in 3 batches, cook sandwiches, flipping once, until golden brown and hot, about 6 minutes.

And here's how I did it...I mixed the ground beef like it said to and cooked on my griddle. I separately cooked my onions up in a small skillet and I buttered my sliced rye break. Once my patties were cooked, I sat it on the un-buttered slice of rye and topped that with the cooked onions and then topped that with the cheese (I used American because I knew my kids would like that) then I topped that with the other slice of buttered rye, buttered side up and cooked it on the griddle like a grilled cheese. Oh these were so yummy and my kids and husband all liked them. I seriously could have ate 2 because I thought they were that good!

I took pictures of mine but they turned out really sucky! (the pictures, not the sammies!)

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Bacon. Egg and Cheese Pull-a-Parts

Weekend mornings we usually have a big breakfast. It is, after-all, the only time of the week that we are all together in the morning to eat, or usually anyway. I'm always looking for something new to try that everyone will like and this seemed like it would do the job, I mean it has bacon, biscuits, cheese and eggs...who doesn't like that stuff?

Sooo, tried it on Sunday and it was purty delish! The boys really liked it a lot and had seconds even.

Here's the recipe:


1 egg
2 tbsp milk
1 (16.3-oz.) can Pillsbury® Grands!® Flaky Layers Refrigerated Original Biscuits
1 (2.1-oz.) pkg. precooked bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
3 oz. (3/4 cup) shredded Cheddar cheese
1/4 cup finely chopped green onions (4 medium)

1) Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 11x7- or 12x8-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. In large bowl, beat egg and milk with wire whisk until smooth.

2) Separate dough into 8 biscuits; cut each into quarters. Gently stir biscuit pieces into egg mixture to coat evenly. Fold in bacon, cheese and onions. Spoon mixture into sprayed dish; arrange biscuit pieces in single layer.

3) Bake at 350°F. for 23 to 28 minutes or until golden brown. Cut into squares.

2 things I changed: I used about 6 pieces of regular bacon, just cooked it up then crumbled into the mixture and I didn't use green onion. I just wasn't in the mood for them :)

The original recipe is found here!

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Bacon Pancake Sticks

I saw these recently on Pinterest, right here .

The original recipe calls for egg, which I don't know why, my pancake batter doesn't call for egg so I didn't add it.

All you need is cooked bacon. I like to cook mine in the oven, doesn't shrink up as much. Pancake mix. Mix your pancake batter up accordingly. A hot skillet/griddle. Once your bacon is cooked, drain and place on griddle. Pour pancake batter, slowly along the top of the bacon until the bacon is completely covered. Cook like you normally do a pancake, then flip it. Serve with some syrup for dipping. My kids liked this one, even the hubby did!