Cheese Frenchee

"Petite deep fried cheese sandwiches that were served in the King's Food Host restaurants in Omaha and Lincoln Nebraska. I got this recipe from a friend of mine who worked at King's in the 1960's."
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  • Prepare 3 sandwiches, using mayonnaise and 2 slices of cheese for each. Cut the crusts off the sandwiches. Cut each sandwich diagonally both ways, making 4 triangles.
  • Combine egg, milk, flour and salt.
  • Dip each triangle into egg mixture and then coat with the corn flake crumbs.
  • Deep fry at 375°F until golden brown.

Questions & Replies

  1. Has anybody tried these in an air fryer? Curious if that would work, or if the egg mixture would run off before it 'fried'.


  1. I love Cheese Frenchees! My dad owned two King's Food Host Restaurants. Every Saturday I would go to work with him, do a couple couple of chores and then get paid with a plate of Cheese Frenchees. For many years later my mom would make these as a treat on New Year's Eve for our family. The original recipe used Miracle Whip rather than Mayonnaise to give it a slightly sweet taste. They would spread the Miracle Whip on the bread and place the American Cheese between the slices, cut off the crust and cut into quarters. Then these would be placed in an airtight container and refrigerated over night.
  2. This was one of my favorite treats from when I was a kid! Going to King's back in the day, was an event. I have made these Cheese Frenchee's and they are as good as I remember. Gooey Cheesy yumminess inside a crunchy crust. These are even better with a slice of ham between the cheese slices, and Velveeta cheese slices are even better than American Cheese IMO, but really you can use any cheese you want. Also, day old bread holds up a little better in the fryer.
  3. Great!
  4. Excellent... I did however prefer and used Velveta... ohhh sooo good...
  5. This was also my favorite sandwich groing up as a kid .The onion rings the burgers allgreat but the cheese frenchee was the BOMB !<br/>also they were served with pickle chips.<br/>We went to one in old town arvada Co


  1. It is messy but if you freeze the sandwich before you deep fat fry it , it helps + you can make a few and have the rest ready to fry later.
  2. Mmmm.... all that's needed is a recipe for King's onion rings. Some versions of this recipe substitute Miracle Whip for mayo, and crushed saltines for the corn flakes.



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