Mozzarella in carozza

Mozzarella in carozza

It means mozzarella ‘in a carriage’: fried slices of bread stuffed with melted mozzarella. A delicious snack or starter. Serve hot and oozing.


serves 2

  • white bread 8 slices
  • mozzarella   (or vegetarian alternative) 1 ball, sliced into 4
  • basil 8 large leaves
  • flour 2 tbsp, well seasoned
  • eggs 2, beaten with a splash of milk and seasoned
  • olive oil for frying


  • Step 1

    Use a cutter or large mug to cut circles (about 10cm) from the bread.

    Divide the cheese between 4 of the circles, adding a basil leaf on either side of the cheese. Season, then put the rest of the bread circles on top, pressing the edges together.

  • Step 2

    Put the flour on a plate. Dust the sandwiches in the flour to coat lightly, then dip them in the egg to completely coat. Heat a large non-stick frying pan with 2 tbsp olive oil.

    Fry the sandwiches for about 3 minutes each side until crisp and golden. Sprinkle with sea salt flakes.

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