Cheese Frenchee

Sue Lally Recipe

By Sue Lally Susie429


I'm originally from Nebraska, and when I was a kid, there was a chain of restaurants called, "Kings Food Host". They made a sandwich that was incredible, called a "Cheese Frenchee". The actual recipe is a secret (in fact, even people that worked there say they didn't know ALL the ingredients). I searched, and experimented, and this is as close as it gets! The chain is now closed, sadly, but there are some restaurants in the midwest that still serve this yummy sandwich. They also made one with tuna, guessed it....a "Tuna Frenchee".


6 slice
white bread
6 slice
american cheese
miracle whip or mayo
1/2 c
3/4 c
1 tsp
kellogg's corn flake crumbs or very finely ground cracker crumbs
oil for frying

Directions Step-By-Step

Make 3 sandwiches using 2 slices of bread spread with Miracle Whip or mayo (Kings used Miracle Whip), and 2 slices of American cheese for each sandwich. Cut the crusts off, and then slice each sandwich diagonally, to make 4 triangles.
In a small bowl, combine the egg, milk, flour & salt and whisk to make a batter.
Dip each triangle in the batter, covering completely. Let the excess drip off, and then coat with crumbs.
Fry the triangles in 375 degree oil until golden brown.
*Note: If you are just making one sandwich for yourself, you can use the leftover batter & crumbs to make onion rings. They are wonderful!!

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Sue Lally Susie429
Feb 27, 2015
I'm not sure if the altitude makes a difference or not. The batter is pretty thick, and can be messy to make. You can always thin the batter with a little extra milk if it seems too thick. Glad that they tasted good though! :)
Donna Cartmill Donna_Cartmill
Feb 26, 2015
I love these Frenchees so I made them today and the only thing was the batter was like pancake batter, thick. Is it suppose to be that way or could it be altitude here in Colorado? They tasted very good but it wasn't easy and it was messy. Thanks for the recipe, made for my grandchildren and they loved them too.
Sue Lally Susie429
Nov 22, 2013
Weren't they the best!! I miss them so much! Since I posted this, I joined the Cheese Frenchee facebook page, where the original owner's daughter posts, and they have started opening King's again. An ex-employee found the original recipe and posted it. I'll have to go find it and post it here. They used Miracle Whip...not mayo...and used cracker (saltines)crumbs. Let me know how yours come out...good luck!
Jennifer Helton jennipaint
Nov 22, 2013
OMG! I had a flashback today of the Cheese Frenchee! One of my favorite sandwiches growing up! I'm from Lincoln, NE and now live in NC and was just reminiscing, and BOOM! Cheese Frenchee!!! Gonna make 'em soon. Thanks for doing the research on them.
Sue Lally Susie429
Sep 1, 2013
Hi Dave...sorry I didn't get back sooner, but have been having computer problems. :( I lived in Fargo, ND for about a year, and we had one there as well. I *hope* now that Kings is opening again in Lincoln, NE, that it will do so well, they will keep building more, and come out to California! A girl can hope...right? ;-)