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Mozzarella en Carrozza Recipe

Mozzarella en Carrozza Recipe
  • Category

    Deep Frying

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1 large, egg, beaten

3 tablespoons finely grated Parmesan or Romano, or a blend*, plus additional for serving, if desired

3 tablespoons milk

4 ounces fresh salted mozzarella*, coarsely chopped

4 slices Pepperidge Farm or other firm sandwich bread, crusts removed and saved

¼ cup flour

½ cup unseasoned dry breadcrumbs*

¾ to 1 cup olive oil

puttanesca sauce*, heated


Whisk egg, grated cheese, and milk together in a shallow bowl, along with salt and pepper to taste. Put half of the mozzarella atop of each of two of the bread slices, top with the remaining bread , and press down gently. Cut carefully on the diagonal. Dredge triangles in flour, dip in egg-cheese mixture, then press gently into breadcrumbs, making sure that the sandwiches are coated on all sides. Test the oil, using a different reserved crust each time. When one begins to sizzle as soon as it hits the oil, slide in the sandwiches. Cook them 1 to 1 ½ minutes per side, until browned, shaking the pan a couple of time to slosh t Serve with tomato sauce, and topped with grated cheese, if desired.