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Death by Cheese Sandwich Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Death by Cheese Sandwich

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"A sinfully delicious cheese sandwich that is battered and fried. A favorite for adults and kids. This sandwich is great served with French fries and ketchup. Try dipping the sandwich into the ketchup, too. YUM!"

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Original recipe makes 2 sandwiches Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    20 mins


  1. Heat oil in a deep-fryer to 365 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  2. Spread one teaspoon of mayonnaise onto each slice of bread. Place 2 pieces of cheese onto one slice of bread, then top with the other side of bread. The mayonnaise should be on the inside. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk. Place the bread crumbs into another dish. Dip each sandwich into the egg mixture, then coat with bread crumbs.
  3. One at a time, immerse the sandwiches in the preheated oil. Fry until the cheese is melted, and the crust is golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Repeat with the other sandwich. Place on paper towel to absorb excess oil before serving.
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  • Editor's Note
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 06, 2003

"Death by cheese" is a good name for this sandwich--VERY fattening and probably not the healthiest choice, but YYYYYUUUUUUUMMMMMM!!!! This was FANTASTIC, and TOO easy to make! I'll have to restrain myself from indulging too much! Next time I'll try a little sliced tomato in the sandwich.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 27, 2003

I wish I'd had the same experience as the previous reviewer of this sandwich. My husband and I both felt it was too greasy and not tasty enough to warrant the hassle of making it. I'll stick with plain old grilled cheese sandwiches.

Mar 08, 2006

my boyfriend and I made this on a whim, but they turned out to be terrible. I followed the recipe exactly and it didnt dawn on me that the oil soaks into the bread. We normally eat very healthy foods, but this was too heavy and too greasy for us. I wouldnt suggest this recipe to my worst enemy!

Oct 07, 2004

Holy cow, I don't want to even begin to think how unhealthy this snack is... BUT, all things in moderation, right?? This is just DELICIOUS!!! I tried to do my best by using low-fat mayo, and also gently frying them in a skillet sprayed with butter-flavored Pam. I also enthusiatically patted the sandwiches with paper towel before we ate them. They really were delicious, but I would not feel good about eating them more than once every 2 months.... If you're going to make them, use the strongest cheese you can find. If you're going to load up on calories, you might as well be able to taste them....

Jul 31, 2004

A little drive in where I grew up made these and called them cheese fritters. The drive in has been gone for several years now and I was very excited to find this recipe. My first batch didn't turn out too well, however because I used a slice of American cheese and the sandwich did not have enough cheesy flavor. Also, be sure and don't soak the bread in the egg/milk mixture more than a second or two or it will be soggy.

Jul 21, 2005

Taking all other reviews into account I made this, using a George Foreman Grill, which reduced calorie amount considerably. To a previous reviewer, who objected to the mayonnaise and cheese: 2 teaspoons mayonnaise per sandwich really seems very minimal!

Sep 08, 2009

After a sudden illness that almost cost me my life a little over a year ago I've lost a staggering amount of weight. I still have a difficult time eating much because of no appetite. So my doctors' goal now is to get me to take in protein to build my muscle mass back up. I saw this recipe and added a slice of ham to it. I then soaked my single sandwich in an egg with milk, until it was fully absorbed. Then I coated it with the breadcrumbs. Deep frying adds unnecessary calories. All that's needed is a thin coating of oil in a skillet, and I fried it until golden on both sides, then blotted on a paper towel. For many, the relatively high caloric content might pose a problem, but for me, it was just perfect. Although I could only manage half of this filling sandwich, it was excellent! The soft, egg-soaked bread contrasts with the crispy exterior. I used a slice of Jarlsberg and a slice of American, with a slice of ham in between. The meal had a nice, high protein content, with 2 slices of cheese, ham, milk and an egg. I'm going to try to reheat the rest later. I'm sure adding a couple of salted tomato slices would make this even more delicious. Thank you for posting this yummy vehicle for regaining my strength. Edited to add: Although it's impossible to retain the crispy exterior when reheated in the microwave, it was still tasty a few hours later on.

Jan 12, 2005

this is absolutely scrumptious! I listened to one of the other reviewers and used a stronger cheese, extra sharp chedder. turned out excellent! had a real hard time only eating 1 !!!!


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  • Calories
  • 1376 kcal
  • 69%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 110.2 g
  • 36%
  • Cholesterol
  • 259 mg
  • 86%
  • Fat
  • 84.8 g
  • 131%
  • Fiber
  • 6.1 g
  • 24%
  • Protein
  • 42.8 g
  • 86%
  • Sodium
  • 1655 mg
  • 66%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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