Cheese Frenchee – Nebraska

Do you like grilled cheese? Ok, we admit, that’s like asking if you like to breathe. OF COURSE you like grilled cheese. Grilled cheese with tomato soup was the backbone of many an American childhood. Well, a Cheese Frenchee is a grilled cheese only kicked up about

Cheese Frenchee

thirteen notches. Purportedly invented by a drive-in restaurant chain called Kings Food Host in Omaha, Nebraska, this lunch-time marvel is a fried grilled cheese. The wonderful texture is thanks to the sandwich being dipped first in an egg/milk mixture, and then

Cheese Frenchee
Cheese Pull!

corn flake crumbs. Kings used American cheese, but you can use whatever type of cheese you like, as long as it melts well. Grilled cheese just died and went to heaven.


If you are visiting Omaha, check out the Joslyn Castle. Built at the turn of the century for socialites George and Sarah Joslyn, this stunning Scottish baronial mansion once housed a bowling alley and later served as headquarters for Omaha Public Schools.

Cheese Frenchee

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Print


  • 4 pieces white bread, crusts removed
  • 4-6 slices melting cheese, such as mozzarella, gouda, havarti
  • 1 egg
  • Splash of milk
  • 3/4 cup corn flake crumbs
  • Vegetable oil


Assemble the cheese sandwiches. In a dish or shallow bowl, beat egg with splash of milk. In a separate dish, place corn flake crumbs. Dip sandwich in egg mixture, coating both sides of the bread. Dip in corn flake crumbs, again coating both sides of bread. Repeat with other sandwich. Heat oil in a skillet to 350 degrees. Fry sandwiches 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown and cheese is melted.


10 thoughts on “Cheese Frenchee – Nebraska”

    1. Hi Russ – yes, so delicious and so good for you too, haha!! First time making them on this end but it won’t be the last. Thanks for commenting! -Kat

    1. Hi Chez – the time difference between us brings some interesting juxtaposition, doesn’t it? I hope I at least gave you some dinner ideas 😉 Hugs from the USA -Kat

  1. You’re right Kat– of course, we all love grilled cheese. And those photos make this sandwich look pretty irresistible! All that added crunch. Fun recipe Kat!! Always love to check in and see what you come up with!! xox

      1. Hope your Mothers Day is a sweet time Kat. Do yo have a mom nearby?? We breakfasted/lunched with our moms here today! Hope ours is the best!! hugs hugs!

  2. My parents met at Kings in Grand Island! They make us cheese frenchies with the original Kings recipe every year for Christmas! They are the best.

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