Thursday, July 5, 2012

Cheese Frenchee's!

I remember going through Kings Drive-In when my family would travel to Lincoln, NE.  I remember onion petals and cheese frenchee's! 

When my husband and I moved back to the midwest, one of my sisters suggested taking the hubs for one.  He was madly in love.  However, once I found out there was mayo or a mayo substance involved I was out like a light! 

These hot, cheesey little packages of crunchy love are a great accompaniment for soup, a salad, or just a snack.  These are not something I have ever made, this was my first attempt.  I knew what I needed, the ingredients are stupidly easy and likely things you already have on hand.  However, I forgot to check the bread situation and so I had to use hamburger buns.  Was it a complete fail?  NO!  In fact hubs told me he liked them better that way, that they were "fun" because they were round.  Hmm...proof he is just a grown up little boy sometimes! 

These are fried.  I feel like I have been posting alot of fried recipe rewinds as well.  I am not sure why that is, I certainly don't make a habit of frying things, I guess it just what I have been posting.  In regards to that, hubs informed me he didn't think I fried them because they were SO, "not" greasy.  I don't know, but I am glad.  I fried them in peanut oil like I always fry things and drained them on a paper towel. 

Let us get to what we need here.  The ingredients will completely depend on how many cheese frenchee's you want to make.  I will go with what I made which is 6.  Bread and cheese are up to the amount you want to make.  This recipe does use cheese wrapped in plastic.  Freaks me out, but it is what makes it closest to the real deal.  Just close your eyes and do it!

2 cups bread crumbs (I used fresh)
2 eggs
1/4 cup milk
6 hamburger buns (or 12 slices of bread)
6 slices of kraft cheese singles
salt and pepper
Peanut oil

In a pan with high sides, fill with peanut oil  Just enough to cover have of the thickness of your sandwich so it will fry evenly!  Heat to 325 degrees.  In a bowl whisk together eggs, milk and salt and pepper to taste.  In a seperate bowl add in breadcrumbs and salt those as well. 

Assemble sandwiches.  Mayo on both sides, cheese in the middle.  Tear the cheese to get it to the size of your bun or bread, you don't want any hanging out of the edges.  Assemble all sandwiches before frying, I think it is easiest. 

Dip sandwich in egg mixture, covering it completely, then over to the bread crumbs and then into the oil! 

BE CAREFUL these will burn easy!  You want your oil to be hot enough to fry it, but cool enough not to brown it faster than the cheese melts.  Got me?  Fry until golden brown and flip, frying again until it is golden brown.  Drain on paper towels and then serve!

See how easy?  I wouldn't lie about easy guys!  If it were me, I might even add a squirt of hot sauce into that egg mixture but you know how I feel about hot sauce!

Hoping your 4th of July was filled with fun, friends, family and tons of FIREWORKS!!

Your "wishing the neighbor would run out of firecrackers"chefwannabe


  1. Yum! I wish I trusted myself with frying!

    Dana {}

  2. I can't wait to make these!!!

  3. Maybe add some slice jalapenos on the bread with the cheese. That would be good.