our oldest boy had his first fast food patty melt (how? mama was outta town, that's how😐) and he requested one for dinner recently, not believing i could make one or that i even knew what it was. 7 year olds are so funny. *eye roll*. anyway, these absolutely blew his mind!!! but get this, he saw me chopping up onions and adding them to my sauté pan and immediately frowned his face. "mama, i don't want those onions on my patty melt!!" see what i mean? 7 year olds are hilarious. lil’ boy, grilled onions are what makes patty melts.... patty melts. so instead of adding the onions on top or beneath the onions, he left the kitchen (ok i kicked him out😂) i diced them up super finely and added them to the meat mixture (instead of on top or beneath the patty). juicy, kid-friendly, perfection. enjoy!