Horseshoe with fingerling fries

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Author Notes: The Horseshoe is a regional specialty in the Springfield, Illinois area. It is an open-faced sandwich on toasted bread that can utilize a variety of meats, topped with French fries and a creamy cheese sauce. Grilled vegetables, such as green peppers and onions, are also common on a Horseshoe sandwich. Alternate meat suggestions include smoked ham, pulled pork and grilled chicken breast. Seasoned fingerlings make perfect fries for this sandwich.Carrie Steinweg

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Makes 4 sandwiches

Sandwich

  • 4 pieces Texas toast slices
  • 6 pieces Russian Banana fingerling potatoes, slices
  • 2 teaspoons Olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground Italian seasoning
  • 4 pieces Grilled hamburgers patties, seasoned
  • 1 piece medium onion, sliced
  • 1 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 piece red or green bell pepper, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Cheese sauce

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  1. Lay out potato slices onto cookie sheet lined with foil.
  2. Drizzle olive oil over potatoes and use brush to evenly coat them.
  3. Place in oven heated to 425 degrees. Bake for 15 – 18 minutes or until fries are cooked throughout and lightly brown.
  4. Place onion, mushroom and pepper in foil. Place butter on top and sprinkle with freshly ground Italian seasoning. Tent foil and close. Place in oven for about 15 minutes or until soft.
  5. Melt butter in a small saucepan. Once melted, add flour and stir to make a roux.
  6. Add milk and basil and stir constantly until it starts to bubble. Continue stirring for two to three more minutes until it begins to thicken.
  7. Add shredded cheese gradually, stirring constantly as it melts.
  8. Lay out toasted bread on plates, topped with hamburger patty. Spoon vegetables on top of burger, followed by a layer of fries. Top with cheese sauce.

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