Mozzarella in Carrozza
Mozzarella in Carrozza (Italian Fried Mozzarella Sandwich meaning – Mozzarella in a carriage) is a melty mozzarella nestled between two slices of bread, deep fried until golden and crispy.
- 1 1/2 cup/2 x 150g balls mozzarella
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup/150g dried fine breadcrumbs
- 1 cup/100g plain flour
- 8 slices of fresh white bread
- Vegetable or sunflower oil for frying
- Salt & pepper
Cut each mozzarella ball into four slices and place onto a flat plate lined with two sheets of kitchen paper. Cover the mozzarella slices with two more sheets of kitchen paper and press down to drain all the milk from the mozzarella. Set aside.
Lightly beat the eggs in a large bowl and season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
Pour the breadcrumbs and flour into separate bowls or trays and set aside.
Remove and discard the crust from the bread slices. With the palm of your hand, or a rolling pin, press down each bread slice until flat. Set aside.
Place a slice of mozzarella onto one side of the bread. Add the second slice of bread on top and gently press down with your palm and make sure edges are firmly sealed and pressed to seal the mozzarella inside the bread.
Take each bread sandwich and roll into the flour first, then dip immediately into the eggs and transfer onto the tray with the breadcrumbs. Coat the bread in the breadcrumbs, making sure it’s coated all over then set aside.
Fill a large deep pan one third full with oil and place over a medium heat. The perfect temperature for the oil to fry the bread is 180°C, but you can also check by sprinkling a few breadcrumbs into the oil and, if starts to sizzle, the oil is ready.
Fry the mozzarella in sandwiches in batches, for 2 minutes on each side, until golden brown all over. Drain on kitchen paper before serving.