Cheese Frenchies

Lynnda Cloutier


These fried mini grilled cheeses are a favorite at first bite. You can dip the sandwiches in ketchup for a real taste treat.Unknown Source

★★★★★ 2 votes


1 1/2 sleeves ritz crackers, (50 crackers), pulsed in a food processor to coarse crumbs
2/3 cup milk
2 large eggs
1/2 cup mayonnaise
8 slices hearty white sandwich bread
6 slices american cheese
3 to 4 quarts vegetable oil


1Line large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread cracker crumbs in shallow dish. Whisk milk and eggs together in medium bowl.
2Spread 1 Tbsp. of the mayonnaise on one side of each slice of bread. Arrange 1 1/2 slices of cheese on 4 of the slices of bread and top with remaining 4 slices bread, with the mayonnaise side facing the cheese. Cut each sandwich diagonally into quarters.
3One at a time, dip sandwich quarters into egg mixture, then coat with the cracker crumbs, pressing to adhere. Put on the prepared baking sheet and refrigerate til set, about 1 hour.
Pour oil into large Dutch oven til it measures 2 inches deep. Heat oil to 375 degrees over medium high heat.
4Lay half of the chilled sandwich quarters in oil and fry til golden brown on both sides, 2 to 3 minutes, flipping halfway through. Transfer sandwich quarters to a large paper towel lined plate to drain briefly. Repeat with remaining sandwich quarters. Serve. Serves 4

About Cheese Frenchies

Course/Dish: Cheese Appetizers
Regional Style: French