Mozzarella In Carrozza (Italian Fried Mozzarella Sandwich)
Mozzarella In Carrozza is a popular Italian fried mozzarella sandwich - Golden crisp on the outside and melt-in-your-mouth on the inside.
- 4 white sandwich bread slices
- 150 g fresh mozzarella or buffalo mozzarella sliced
- 2 eggs
- 1 tbsp milk
- 120 g flour
- 120 g panko breadcrumbs
- 250 ml vegetable frying oil
- salt & pepper to taste
- 2 tbsp bechamel sauce
- 2 ham slices
Cut the crust off from the white sandwich bread slices.
Brush the bread with béchamel sauce for the Sicilian version, add a slice of ham for the roman way or leave it plain for the Neapolitan. Add 2 thick mozzarella slices (about 1-inch wide) and close the sandwich.
Arrange the flour in a bowl or plate, and dredge the mozzarella sandwich in until fully coated.
Beat the eggs and milk in another bowl, season to taste with salt and pepper. Coat the sandwich on all sides with the egg-wash until fully covered.
Arrange the breadcrumbs on a plate and coat the sandwich to fully seal the mozzarella inside and avoid leaks during frying process. Repeat the breading process if necessary.
Heat the oil a in a deep heavy sauce-pan. Add more oil if needed until is enough to deep-fry the sandwich.
Heat over medium-high heat until a deep-fry thermometer reads 350°F/ 170°C.
Gently fold the sandwich in and deep-fry 2 mins on each side, or until crispy and golden on both sides.
Transfer the sandwich on a plate covered with kitchen paper, allow to cool slightly and serve.
Calories: 1065kcal | Carbohydrates: 116g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 241mg | Sodium: 1554mg | Potassium: 437mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 745IU | Calcium: 661mg | Iron: 9mg