Mozzarella in carrozza – Fried or baked mozzarella


Recipe 45: This is a recipe that remembers me when I was little and I used to go to the beach near Rome with my father. We used to go in a place with a bar serving lunches and snacks and this dish was my favourite ever there! It’s not really a light summery recipe, but it’s sooo good you need to try! And if you make it in little pieces it’s also perfect for an happy hour with friends!

Ingredients: the original recipe is with white sliced bread, but this time I have also tried with Bagels having some leftover at home. But for you let’s stick to the original! You will need 8 slices of bread, 2 mozzarelle of around 125gr each, one glass of milk, salt , pepper, 2 eggs 8, some flour, breadcrumbs and 30gr of butter.Cut the borders of the bread and put some milk in a bowl with salt and pepper. Then prepare the mozzarella cutting it in thick slices and organize 2 plates, 1 with flour, 1 with bread crumbs and one bowl where you will mix 2  eggs with a pinch of  salt.Pass the bread a bit in the milk but don’t make it too dump. Place a slice of mozzarella on a slice of bread and cover it with the other, pressing a bit. Then pass it in the eggs bowl and then in the flour but just on the borders and then in the eggs again. In this way we are trying to create a stronger border to don’t allow the mozzarella to go out!
Then pass everything in the bread crumbs, turning them twice and pressing a bit to make the crumbs stick to the breadPlace them on some alluminium foil and pass on each slice a bit of butter, previously melted. Put them in the oven at 200 degree for around 15 minutes. Check and turn them as soon as they get colored. In the last minutes I suggest you to put some grill to make them even more crispy.If you want you could also fry them but I prefer tha baked version … A bit lighter?? When ready serve in a plate or cut them in little squares, but don’t let pass to much time or they will get cold and the mozzarella won’t be melted anymore! Buon appetito!

PS: Papy questa volta scrivo a te! Ti ricordi quanto impazzivo per le mozzarelle in carrozza di Ostia! Che buone! Le ho provate a rifare, ma il processo non e’ proprio facilissimo. Mi ci dovrei un po’ allenare. Mi sembra che  a mamma venizzero meglio!

One response to “Mozzarella in carrozza – Fried or baked mozzarella

  1. mozzarella-in-carrozza-dipendente!!!!! :))))))))))))))))))

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