Cheese Frenchy Sandwiches Recipe

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"I remember enjoying these crispy golden sandwiches at a restaurant when I was a teenager," writes Darlene Brenden of Salem, Oregon. "After it closed, I came up with this recipe. Now I make a batch and keep them in the freezer, ready to fry at any time. It's like reliving my teen years all over again!"
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + freezing Cook: 10 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + freezing Cook: 10 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 8 slices bread
  • 8 slices process American cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup crushed saltines (about 25 crackers)
  • Oil for frying


  1. Spread mayonnaise on one side of each slice of bread. Top four slices with two cheese slices. Top with remaining bread, mayonnaise side down. Cut each sandwich into four triangles.
  2. In a bowl, beat the egg, milk and salt. Dip sandwiches into egg mixture, then roll in cracker crumbs. Wrap in foil and freeze for up to 1 month.
  3. In a skillet, heat 1 in. of oil to 375°. Fry a few frozen sandwiches at a time for 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Cheese Frenchy Sandwiches in Quick Cooking May/June 2001, p63

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annsway1 User ID: 1667005 78592
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2011

"These are somewhat like our Monte Crista's.Can't wait to try as I am such a cheese/crispy lover."

feedme50 User ID: 4919792 72807
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2011

"oops, forgot to click on star,Amy Council Bluffs Iowa"

feedme50 User ID: 4919792 120141
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2011

"oh a teen in Lincoln Nebr. we hung out at Kings Restaurant, Cheese Frenchy sandwich were their speciality..can't go buy one now so will make them! AmyJo"

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