I recently received an email inviting me to visit my local IHOP to give their new Griddle Melts a try. Needless to say, my children were THRILLED with the idea of eating at IHOP. So Friday night, we decided to go out to dinner and check things out.
IHOP's Griddle Melts are available as a whole sandwich or a half, and come in three varieties:
- Spinach, Roasted Pepper & Cheese - Sautéed fresh spinach in a fluffy egg omelet topped with roasted red peppers and onions, melted Provolone, Parmesan and Pepper Jack cheeses on grilled artisan sourdough bread. Served with your choice of hash browns, French fries or seasonal fruit.
- Western - Smoked ham and sautéed peppers and onions in a classic omelet, topped with sliced ham, melted American cheese and served on grilled artisan sourdough bread. Served with your choice of hash browns, French fries or seasonal fruit.
- Ham & Egg Melt - Sliced ham and melted Swiss and American cheeses over a fluffy egg omelet served on grilled artisan sourdough bread. Served with your choice of hash browns, French fries or seasonal fruit.
Don't those sound absolutely wonderful??? It's difficult to choose just one! The one that everyone could agree upon to try was the Ham & Egg Melt, so we ordered a whole sandwich with fries. What arrived at the table was a completely stuffed, beautiful sandwich with perfectly cooked fries. Check this out:
Lots of hot, fluffy egg, tender ham, and enough cheese to even impress my cheese-fanatic 10-year-old! And that picture is just half of the sandwich!
This was a fantastic value for the money and even filled my 16-year-old son. The egg and ham were hot and freshly cooked, the cheese was melted just right, and the bread was crispy and flaky on the lightly grilled outside and soft and tender in the center. The bread gave it a good "bite" while the fillings left us feeling very satisfied. This was a wonderful dinner, and I know it would be the perfect start to the day as a breakfast entree - with hash browns as the side, of course! :-)
Here's a better shot to show you the light grilling and the generous portion of fries:
That one just doesn't show you how stuffed full the sandwich really is. It truly is a great value for your dining dollar, and if you aren't hungry enough for the whole thing, you can order half with a side.
Give the Griddle Melts at IHOP a try, and let me know what you think. My kids are already asking when we're going back again. Apparently Breakfast is the new Dinner! :-)
If you want to know even more about these great new offerings at IHOP, check out their press release by clicking here. I know one of these Griddle Melts has YOUR name on it!
DISCLOSURE: I received a $25 gift card to try the new Griddle Melts, but received no other compensation for this post. The opinions expressed are strictly my own.