This is the Tuscan version of grilled cheese, which my dad often made for me when I was a kid. There's real pleasure in an eggy sandwich fried in a way that seals in melted mozzarella. This warm, rustic panino is so beloved where I'm from that you can find it on most restaurant menus in Florence, plated as if it were no less meal-worthy than a bowl of pasta or meat dish.
Recipe courtesy of Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos
Total:
30 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
25 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Lay one-fourth of the mozzarella between 2 slices of bread and close. Repeat with the remaining bread slices.

In a small shallow baking dish, whisk together the eggs and milk. Season with salt and pepper to taste. 

Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat until hot. Dust 1 sandwich with flour, dip it in the egg mixture, then add it to the pan. Fry about 3 minutes on each side, until the outside is golden and crisp, but not burned, and the mozzarella is completely melted. Remove the sandwich from the pan, then repeat with the other 3 sandwiches. Cut each sandwich in half and serve.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Grilled Salmon Sandwiches

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Chicken Mozzarella Pasta

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Mozzarella Fonduta

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Chicken Poppy Seed Salad Sandwiches

Recipe courtesy of Trisha Yearwood

Grilled Asparagus

Recipe courtesy of Carol Kurt

Mozzarella Stuffed Portobellos

Recipe courtesy of Michael Chiarello

Mary's Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Spicy Buffalo Chicken, Pepper Jack and Blue Cheese

Recipe courtesy of Mary Giuliani

Grilled BBQ Potato Skins

Recipe courtesy of The Neelys

Grilled Portobello Mushrooms

Recipe courtesy of Williston Dye

Craveworthy Eats 3 Videos

Crave-Worthy Egg Sandwich 03:24

Claire puts her own spin on a bacon, egg and cheese breakfast sandwich.

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          Get Cooking