#SundaySupper – Patty Melt, Hand Cut Fries, & a Shake

Growing up there was this old drive in my grandparents used to take me to that served patty melts and delicious food. I remember the green sign and the big bags of fries. Nothing like any other joint around. It was called Lucky Boy. My grandmother loved their pastrami sandwiches. My grandfather loved the burgers and fries. I remember the milkshakes.

Lucky Boy in South Gate - Patty Melt

Lucky Boy in South Gate

I want to give everyone a dish that would be reminiscent of a time I spent with my family for this #SundaySupper. So here is my version of a patty melt, hand cut fries, and a chocolate milkshake.

Patty Melt, Hand Cut Fries, & a Shake

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 6 to 8 burgers, a bucket of fries, and one shake per recipe ingredients.

Patty Melt, Hand Cut Fries, & a Shake


For Patty Melt
One loaf rye bread
1 1/2 lbs grounds beef
Sliced cheese of choice (we used cheddar and pepperjack)
1 onion; sliced in rounds
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp butter for bread
For Hand Cut Fries
6 to 8 potatoes; sliced into strips
Vegetable oil for frying
Salt and pepper to taste
For Chocolate Milkshake
3 scoops of chocolate ice cream
1/2 cup milk
3 squeezes of chocolate syrup


For Patty Melt

Make hamburger patties square or round to your preference. In a frying pan, add one tablespoon olive oil and fry burgers until cooked to desired wellness. Pull out patties and butter the bread. Toast bread with cheeses and add the meat. Serve with gooey cheesiness!

For Hand Cut Fries

Wash potatoes and cut in half and then in to long strips. Heat oil to medium heat and fry potatoes until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and then salt and pepper to taste. A small amount of cinnamon, paprika, sugar, salt, and pepper makes a wonderful seasoning to the fries.

For Chocolate Shakes

In a blender, add three scoops of chocolate ice cream and 1/2 cup of milk. Blend for 1 minute on high. Add three squeezes of chocolate syrup and blend for 30 seconds. Serve with whipping topping and a cherry or plain jane.


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  1. Jenne says

    This picture is of the old one in South Gate but I hear there is a Lucky Boy in Pasadena now. If it is you should try it! It looks the same with the fries and such from the website. The old one in South Gate was replaced with a McDonald’s.

    • Jenne says

      The plastic baskets I bought for my son’s 16th almost two years ago. I have 40 of them in black and red. They are fabulous for parties for burgers, sandwiches, sliders, and anything similar. We even use them for weeknight dinners :D

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