Fried Cheese Patties made with RITZ Crackers



12 servings, 8 oz. each

  • Cheese Patties

  • 28 oz. Gouda cheese, sliced into 4 equal rounds
  • 21 oz. water, divided
  • 4½ oz. cornstarch, divided
  • 4 oz. all-purpose flour, divided
  • 25½ oz. crushed RITZ Crackers, divided
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1½ tsp. salt
  • 8 eggs

  • Assembly

  • 12 hamburger buns, split, toasted
  • 12 ground beef patties (2 oz.), grilled
  • 1½ cups shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 12 tomato slices
  • 24 dill pickle chips
  • 12 red onion slices
  • ½ cup mayonnaise

Nutrition per serving

Calories640 Total fat42 gSaturated fat17 gTrans fat0 gCholesterol120 mgSodium920 mgCarbohydrate31 gDietary fiber2 gAdded sugars4 gProtein32 gVitamin A15 %DVVitamin C6 %DVVitamin D2 %DVCalcium40 %DVIron15 %DVPotassium8 %DV
Cheese Patties:  

Cut each cheese piece into 3 rounds for a total of 12 slices. Set aside.

Combine 17-3/4 oz. water, 2-1/4 oz. cornstarch, 2 oz. flour, 4-1/4 oz. crackers, baking powder and salt in blender container. Blend until smooth. Pour into bowl; let stand 30 min. to hydrate. Combine remaining cornstarch and flour in second bowl. Process 12-3/4 oz. crackers to fine crumbs; place in third bowl. Whisk eggs and remaining water in fourth bowl. Place remaining crushed crackers in fifth bowl.

Coat each cheese slice in 5 steps: First, dredge in cornstarch-flour mixture; then dip in blended cracker mixture; then coat in fine cracker crumbs; then dip in egg-water mixture; finally, coat in the remaining crushed crackers.

Fry Cheese Patties in 350°F deep fryer 1 min. or until crust is set. Refrigerate until ready to use.

For each serving:  

Heat 1 fried Cheese Patty in 350°F standard oven 4 to 6 min. or until heated through. Place cheese patty on bottom half of bun. Top with 1 grilled beef patty, 2 Tbsp. lettuce, 1 tomato slice, 2 pickle chips, 1 red onion slice and 2 tsp. mayonnaise. Cover with top of bun.



Cheese Patties can be frozen after deep frying. When ready to serve, heat frozen Cheese Patty in 350°F standard oven 12 to 15 min. or until heated through. Continue as directed.

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