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    Heidi's Fried Cheese Sandwich

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    18 mins

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    evelyn/athens's Note:

    My first culinary 'experience'. I must have been about 7, reading Heidi. This recipe was in the edition I was reading and I had to run to the kitchen and try it out immediately. Mom watched. Still fantastic! Expect something like a savoury-cheesey French Toast.

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    • 2 slices bread, thick (preferably bakery, but sandwich bread will do if nothing else is available)
    • butter
    • enough swiss cheese, to make a thick filling (the real stuff, I suppose cheddar would be good too, but Heidi's grandfather always gave her gruyer)
    • 1 egg
    • 3 tablespoons milk or 3 tablespoons cream
    • salt and pepper


    1. 1
      Butter the bread generously and layer the cheese between the two pieces.
    2. 2
      Beat the egg with the milk in a container large enough to contain the sandwich and season lightly (don't forget the cheese has salt too).
    3. 3
      Allow the sandwich to absorb the egg/milk mixture- turn over 1/2 way through so the other side absorbs some too.
    4. 4
      This should take about 10-15 minutes so as much of the custard is absorbed as possible.
    5. 5
      Drop a tablespoonful of butter into a skillet (cast iron is best), on medium heat.
    6. 6
      When it bubbles and smells very fragrant, add the sandwich and fry on both sides till a lovely dark-golden-brown and the cheese is all gooey and melted.
    7. 7
      Put it on your best plate, pour yourself a big glass of milk, get out a fork and knife and enjoy.
    8. 8
      Note: The texture of this is not like a regular grilled sandwich as the bread becomes moist and puffy because of the egg/milk soaking.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 18, 2003


      Excellente!! I made this using mozzarella cheese instead and after dipping in the egg and milk I rolled it in italian breadcrumbs, it was soooooooo goood. I'll eat my grilled cheese sandwiches like this forever

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    • on April 20, 2003


      I was disappointed in this. The taste of the batter was somewhat overwhelming and I kept having the urge to put syrup on it as if it were french toast.

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    • on June 24, 2011


      I enjoyed this for lunch today. What great flavor, I love what the egg does to this grilled cheese. the egg and swiss cheese were perfect together. Yummy what a treat. I had my heart set on this for lunch today, so when I discovered that I had no bread, I was disappointed, then I decided to use a fresh crossant to make my sandwich. It turned out beautifully. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe that I will make again. Made for ZWT7 for the Witchin Kitchen.

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    Nutritional Facts for Heidi's Fried Cheese Sandwich

    Serving Size: 1 (254 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 233.7
    Calories from Fat 72
    Total Fat 8.0 g
    Saturated Fat 2.9 g
    Cholesterol 192.4 mg
    Sodium 348.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 27.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.2 g
    Sugars 2.3 g
    Protein 11.6 g

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