I wanted a burger. I also wanted homemade fries. I reached up into the onion and potato basket and found lots of onions – and only a couple small red potatoes.

My burgers became patty melts with caramelized onions. The fries came out of the freezer.

Patty melts are great. They’re grilled cheese sandwiches with hamburger and onions – and how can that be bad?!?

I know that traditionally, a patty melt is made on rye bread, but… any old port in a storm, right?!?