How to prepare the real Italian recipe of Fried Mozzarella Sandwich or “Mozzarella in Carrozza”
“Mozzarella in Carrozza”, literally, mozzarella cheese in a carriage, is one of the rustic glories of Neapolitan cuisine. It’s a kind of savory French Toast or a kind of grilled cheese sandwich but fried. If you have a short time to cook, then this recipe is the ideal fast and super tasty solution, better with friends.
Ingredients for 1 person
- 2 slices of Mozzarella Cheese, use Italian imported “mozzarella di bufala” if preferred
- 2 slices of white Bread
- 3 Egg yolks
- ½ glass of Milk
- a pinch of Salt
- Oil to fry
Preparation of the Fried Mozzarella Sandwich
1. Cut 2 slices, not very thin, of mozzarella cheese and white bread. Take the slices of white bread, then place a slice or two of mozzarella cheese between two of the bread slices to make a sandwich. Make sure that the mozzarella slices are smaller than the bread slices so that you have a good margin around the slices, to prevent the cheese from falling out as it melts during cooking.
2. In a bowl, beat 3 eggs with milk and salt. Fill a large skillet with oil, enough for a semi-deep frying session, about 2cm/1 inch deep. While the oil is heating up, add the sandwich into the flour and then into the eggs. Make sure that the sandwich absorbs all the eggs and then fry in hot oil. When they’re all done, golden color, but not burned, sprinkle the sandwiches with salt and serve hot immediately.
Posted by Nicoletta and Tiziana
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