Cheese sauced being poured onto french fries
You Need A Fork To Fully Enjoy This Unique Illinois Sandwich
Beloved in Illinois, the horseshoe sandwich was conceived by chef Joe Schweska. It is an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink take on a ham and cheese sandwich.
Schweska took the concept of a British open-faced sandwich of melted cheese sauce on toast and added horseshoe-shaped ham and eight potato wedges to make the horseshoe sandwich.
These days, a grilled beef patty is a common replacement for the ham, but sausage, bacon, corned beef, chicken, pork tenderloin, and vegetarian options are acceptable alternatives.
French fries often take the
place of the original potato wedges, but the best versions still feature homemade
beer-based cheese sauce.