How to Deep Fry a Grilled Cheese Sandwich

By Zora Hughes

It's hard to improve upon the classic grilled cheese sandwich: hot, goey cheese between two golden-brown, buttery slices of bread. However, many people enjoy grilled cheese with additional ingredients such as ham, bacon, avocado, turkey and even fried eggs. For a whole new experience in decadence, batter and deep fry your sandwich after grilling it. It's similar to a Monte Cristo sandwich, which is essentially a fried ham and cheese sandwich.


Step 1

Heat 1 quart of oil in the deep fryer set to 365 to 375 F. If using a pan on the stove, set the burner to high.

Step 2

Combine flour, baking powder and salt in one bowl and the egg and water in another. Combine the ingredients from each bowl and mix until smooth. Set aside.

Step 3

Spread each slice of bread with one tbsp. of butter on one side.

Step 4

Lay the bread butter-side down and place the cheese on top of one. Cover the cheese with the other slice of bread, butter-side up.

Step 5

Grill the sandwich for 2 to 3 minutes on both sides on the heated non-stick griddle until the sandwich is golden brown and the cheese is fully melted.

Step 6

Dip the sandwich into the flour and egg mixture.

Step 7

Heat oil in the deep fryer of deep pan. Immerse the sandwich into the hot oil. Allow the sandwich to fry into the oil for 3 to 4 minutes, until the the batter is golden brown.

Step 8

Remove the sandwich from the oil with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Cut in half. Serve. Repeat the process to fry more sandwiches.