Mozzarella in Carrozza

Mozzarella in Carrozza is like a grilled cheese but Italian style. It’s name literally means mozzarella in a carriage(“in carrozza”). 

Apparently this dish was made with stale bread. Italians hate to waste. And the original shape of the sandwiches were rounded similar to the wheels of a coach. Hence the name!!

This appetizer brings me back to my childhood in Bergen Beach Brooklyn. Other kids did lemonade stands. I did mozzarella in Carrozza stands. My grandfather would cook them and I would sell them. We sold out every time.❤️Dena

The recipe:

14 Slices of White Bread (cut off ends)

8 oz Low Moist Mozzarella  (sliced)

4 Eggs

¼ Cup Milk

¼ Cup Pecorino Romano

2 Cups Flour

½ tsp. Salt 

½ tsp. Pepper 

4 Tbsp. Butter

¾ Vegetable Oil

Put the mozzarella in between two pieces of bread, making sure that the mozzarella slices are smaller than the bread slices. You don’t want the mozzarella hanging over the edges. USe your fingers to pinch the edges.  In a bowl, beat the eggs and add the milk and the Pecorino Romano. Season the flour with salt and pepper. Heat the oil and butter in a frying pan. Dip the sandwich in the flour (evenly coat the sides) then the egg. Fry for about two minutes on each side or until golden brown. Serve!! 

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