•   Cheese Patties
  • 28 oz. Gouda cheese, sliced into 4 equal rounds
  • 21 oz. water, divided
  • 4-1/2 oz. cornstarch, divided
  • 4 oz. all-purpose flour, divided
  • 25-1/2 oz. crushed RITZ Crackers, divided
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1-1/2 tsp. salt
  • 8 eggs
  •   Assembly
  • 12 hamburger buns, split, toasted
  • 12 ground beef patties (2 oz.), grilled
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 12 tomato slices
  • 24 dill pickle chips
  • 12 red onion slices
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise


Nutritional facts are based on a single serving
Calories 640
Total fat 42g
Saturated fat 17g
Trans fat 0g
Cholesterol 120mg
Sodium 920mg
Carbohydrate 31g
Dietary fiber 2g
Sugars 7g
Added sugars 4g
Protein 32g
Vitamin D 2%DV
Calcium 40%DV
Iron 15%DV
Potassium 8%DV


    Cheese Patties:
  1. Cut  each cheese piece into 3 rounds for a total of 12 slices. Set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Fry  Cheese Patties in 350°F deep fryer 1 min. or until crust is set. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  5. For each serving:
  6. 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.
  7. Note

    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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