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Two local chefs created the Springfield Horseshoe Sandwich in 1928 at the Leland Hotel in Springfield, Illinois.


  • Frozen French fries
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup beer
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cups grated sharp Cheddar or Colby cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Dash of cayenne pepper
  • 2 slices bread
  • Cooked meat (ham, hamburger, corned beef,
  • chicken, bacon, shrimp, turkey, etc.)
  • Dash of paprika


  • Prepare frozen French fries according to package directions.
  • Meanwhile, prepare cheese sauce by first beating egg yolks and beer together.
  • Melt butter and cheese together over boiling water, stirring in one direction only with wooden spoon.
  • Add Worcestershire sauce, dry mustard, salt and cayenne pepper.
  • Stirring constantly, add beer/egg mixture to cheese mixture a little at a time. Keep mixture hot as you stir, but don't let it bubble.
  • Meanwhile, toast bread.
  • Meanwhile, preheat platter. Place toast on platter. Place meat atop toast. Cover meat with cheese sauce. Circle platter with French fries. Add dash of paprika.
  • Makes 1 serving.

Categories: Sandwich 
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