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Rating: 3.59 stars
27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 6

A sinfully delicious cheese sandwich that is battered and fried. A favorite for adults and kids. This sandwich is great served with French fries and ketchup. Try dipping the sandwich into the ketchup, too. YUM!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 sandwiches
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a deep-fryer to 365 degrees F (180 degrees C).

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  • Spread one teaspoon of mayonnaise onto each slice of bread. Place 2 pieces of cheese onto one slice of bread, then top with the other side of bread. The mayonnaise should be on the inside. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk. Place the bread crumbs into another dish. Dip each sandwich into the egg mixture, then coat with bread crumbs.

  • One at a time, immerse the sandwiches in the preheated oil. Fry until the cheese is melted, and the crust is golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Repeat with the other sandwich. Place on paper towel to absorb excess oil before serving.

Editor's Note

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

1376 calories; protein 42.8g; carbohydrates 110.2g; fat 84.8g; cholesterol 258.8mg; sodium 1655.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (24)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2003
"Death by cheese" is a good name for this sandwich--VERY fattening and probably not the healthiest choice but YYYYYUUUUUUUMMMMMM!!!! This was FANTASTIC and TOO easy to make! I'll have to restrain myself from indulging too much! Next time I'll try a little sliced tomato in the sandwich. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/27/2003
I wish I'd had the same experience as the previous reviewer of this sandwich. My husband and I both felt it was too greasy and not tasty enough to warrant the hassle of making it. I'll stick with plain old grilled cheese sandwiches. Read More
(19)
27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2003
"Death by cheese" is a good name for this sandwich--VERY fattening and probably not the healthiest choice but YYYYYUUUUUUUMMMMMM!!!! This was FANTASTIC and TOO easy to make! I'll have to restrain myself from indulging too much! Next time I'll try a little sliced tomato in the sandwich. Read More
(27)
Rating: 1 stars
09/27/2003
I wish I'd had the same experience as the previous reviewer of this sandwich. My husband and I both felt it was too greasy and not tasty enough to warrant the hassle of making it. I'll stick with plain old grilled cheese sandwiches. Read More
(19)
Rating: 1 stars
03/08/2006
my boyfriend and I made this on a whim but they turned out to be terrible. I followed the recipe exactly and it didnt dawn on me that the oil soaks into the bread. We normally eat very healthy foods but this was too heavy and too greasy for us. I wouldnt suggest this recipe to my worst enemy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/31/2004
A little drive in where I grew up made these and called them cheese fritters. The drive in has been gone for several years now and I was very excited to find this recipe. My first batch didn't turn out too well however because I used a slice of American cheese and the sandwich did not have enough cheesy flavor. Also be sure and don't soak the bread in the egg/milk mixture more than a second or two or it will be soggy. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2004
Holy cow I don't want to even begin to think how unhealthy this snack is... BUT all things in moderation right?? This is just DELICIOUS!!! I tried to do my best by using low-fat mayo and also gently frying them in a skillet sprayed with butter-flavored Pam. I also enthusiatically patted the sandwiches with paper towel before we ate them. They really were delicious but I would not feel good about eating them more than once every 2 months.... If you're going to make them use the strongest cheese you can find. If you're going to load up on calories you might as well be able to taste them.... Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2005
Taking all other reviews into account I made this using a George Foreman Grill which reduced calorie amount considerably. To a previous reviewer who objected to the mayonnaise and cheese: 2 teaspoons mayonnaise per sandwich really seems very minimal! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/08/2009
After a sudden illness that almost cost me my life a little over a year ago I've lost a staggering amount of weight. I still have a difficult time eating much because of no appetite. So my doctors' goal now is to get me to take in protein to build my muscle mass back up. I saw this recipe and added a slice of ham to it. I then soaked my single sandwich in an egg with milk until it was fully absorbed. Then I coated it with the breadcrumbs. Deep frying adds unnecessary calories. All that's needed is a thin coating of oil in a skillet and I fried it until golden on both sides then blotted on a paper towel. For many the relatively high caloric content might pose a problem but for me it was just perfect. Although I could only manage half of this filling sandwich it was excellent! The soft egg-soaked bread contrasts with the crispy exterior. I used a slice of Jarlsberg and a slice of American with a slice of ham in between. The meal had a nice high protein content with 2 slices of cheese ham milk and an egg. I'm going to try to reheat the rest later. I'm sure adding a couple of salted tomato slices would make this even more delicious. Thank you for posting this yummy vehicle for regaining my strength. Edited to add: Although it's impossible to retain the crispy exterior when reheated in the microwave it was still tasty a few hours later on. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2005
this is absolutely scrumptious! I listened to one of the other reviewers and used a stronger cheese extra sharp chedder. turned out excellent! had a real hard time only eating 1!!!! Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
12/29/2005
I really really really wanted to love this recipe. It just didn't have much personality. I will definitely make this again but I think I will add onion tomato and maybe bacon. Read More
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