Patty Melt Ingredients:
2 1/3 lb lb beef, 93% lean
Salt and pepper to taste
8 slices Texas Toasts
8 slices rye bread
8 slices Swiss cheese
8 slices Monterey Jack cheese
3 onions, chopped and caramelized
3 T olive oil for caramelizing
Pinch of salt for caramelizing
1/2 cup pickled jalapenos
Pan Sauce Ingredients:
Pan drippings from beef
3 T butter
3 T flour
2 cups beef stock
3/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 t salt
1 t ground black pepper
1/4 t white pepper
1/2 t garlic powder
1/2 t paprika
Son of Spoon Mage™ Ingredients Note:
In Nick’s take on the Whataburger’s Classic Patty melt, so he assembled them in the same way. From the bottom up its toasted bread with melted cheese, patty with melted cheese, patty without cheese, caramelized onions, pan-sauce, toasted bread. This means that during the patty cooking process you will only melt cheese on half of the patties. Or as preferred by your family.
Start the diced onions in a separate pan on low heat with the olive oil and a pinch of salt. Let these sit and stir them every couple of minutes to release some steam. It will take about a half hour for them to fully caramelize. Be careful and watch the heat, you don’t want burnt onions, they should taste sweet and be a nice, caramel-brown.
While the onions are going, season the beef with salt and pepper and form it into 16 thin patties.
Cook the patties on high heat in a large, stainless pan using Nonstick Spray.
As the patties cook, set them aside in a lidded container and put a slice of cheese on half of the patties, the residual heat will melt it.
After removing the last of the patties, add the butter, melt, and then add the flour while stirring constantly.
Cook the flour to your desired color.
Deglaze the pan with the beef stock.
Reduce the heat to medium and stir in the heavy whipping cream.
Reduce the sauce to a gravy-like consistency.
While the sauce is reducing, toast the bread and melt cheese on all of the slices that are going to be on the bottom.
Once the sauce is done, construct the sandwiches as described in the Son of Spoon Mage™ Ingredients Note or as desired by your family.