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.
Constant stirring and top-quality cheese will yield a smooth mixture.