Deep-fried Ham and Cheese Sandwich Wheels

Words: Rich Tuason/Photography: Mylene Chung/Styling and Recipe Development: Katherine Jao/August 7, 2012

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If the ham and cheese sandwich were human, it would be a silent little goody-goody nobody that  wears both slings of a backpack tight around his arms, non-statement clothes, and extra loose jeans.

For today, we decided to make the evil twin of this quiet, nondescript sandwich.

While he’s made of the same components from his mother, he’s not the same. He never comes to work on time, struggles to take a bath every day, is a champion at beer pong, and never reads anything unless it has pictures.

Why don’t you welcome our Deep-fried Ham & Cheese Sandwich Wheels?

When you get sick of your every day safety sandwich and you’ve resorted to bartering lunches for it, you’ll be longing for something more…experimental.

If you’re feeling more adventurous, you can even add to it by whipping up dips like the gorgonzola we tried out, but anything that wins your fancy will do a great job. Just know that there is no antidote when you’ve gone down this path.

For your protection, we’ve crafted a reminder that will help you avoid fully jumping to the dark side—when you go fried, you will grow wide.

Deep Fried Ham and Cheese Sandwich Wheels

Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients for the Sandwich Wheels

  • 8 pcs White bread
  • 8 slices Ham
  • 8 slices Cheese
  • 1 cup Breadcrumbs
  • 1-2 pcs Egg
  • 1 cup Flour

Ingredients for the Creamy Gorgonzola Dip

  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3-1/2 cup gorgonzola cheese
  • 2 tsp brown sugar

Procedure for making the Sandwiches

  1. Remove edges of white bread.
  2. Flatten bread using a rolling pin.
  3. Layer with one piece ham and one piece cheese.
  4. Roll into wheels. Press firm to hold.
  5. Repeat with the rest.
  6. Then apply bread crumbs on the bread rolls. (Read instructions below)

Procedure for applying bread crumbs and deep-frying the Sandwiches

  1. Arrange breading station: bowl 1 is flour, bowl 2 is egg and bowl 3 is breadcrumbs.
  2. Dust bread roll with flour, dip in egg and coat with breadcrumbs.
  3. Repeat for the other bread rolls.
  4. Heat 1 inch oil in a pan.
  5. When oil is ready for frying, fry bread rolls 2-3 minutes on each side pr until golden brown.
  6. Drain in paper towels and serve with dip.

Procedure for the Creamy Gorgonzola Dip

  1. Mash cheese into cream.
  2. Mix well with sugar.
  3. Set aside until ready to use.

Rich Tuason

Rich Tuason is mainly a graphic designer and photographer who believes in magical creatures and the intangible. She probably is acataleptic (in reference to acatalepsy), but would prefer not to be labeled because she can be a hipster like that. She likes to write silly stories, which may or may not be real--depending on your perception. See More.

  • jasmin nato ♥

    My mom always makes this stuff! :) Yummy! 

    Btw, I saw some errors in your site: Might be good for you to look at that! 

  • Guest

    I know this. I love this. This is inna&marian’s baon in highschool!!! :))

  • Shoelace_0818

    you actually don’t have to roll the bread on flour, just dip it in egg and then roll it on crumbs and it will stick just fine and will taste less floury.

    • tric

      flourless is better. :)

    • Katherine Jao

      thanks for this suggestion. :) we just find noticed that it is breaded better when dipped in flour first.

  • Danny Kally

    whahaha the first time i made this stuff during elementary ,,, i feel like im the best and the youngest chef in town, i even serve it on my sisters birthday party lol 

    • Katherine Jao

      oh yes childhood memories!! :)

  • RdA

    my daughter’s favorite! love the dip!

    • Katherine Jao

      Thanks RdA! :)

  • Frances

    I was happy with the fried wheel of a ‘wich until you introduced that Gorgonzola dip! Evil, evil, evil!

    • Katherine Jao

      Haha Frances, makes it so much better!! :)

  • Paul Layno

    this is awesome.. easy to do miryenda or breakfast.. i love ur site..

  • Jess

    What is heavy cream?

  • Cate Menorca

    we sold these during fairs back in our college days. we used cheese instead of cream.

  • Keeya

    Oh! i love this… yum yum.. thank you for this blog! super helpful..

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  • banana

    … parang nung bata ako iba ang tawag dito hindi ko lang maalala pero iba talaga