Mozzarella en Carrozza

Total Time:
1 hr 5 min
Prep:
25 min
Cook:
40 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 ball fresh mozzarella
  • 4 slices white bread, crusts trimmed
  • 2 large eggs, beaten, or more as needed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 heaping teaspoon minced fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • Salt and pepper
  • Plain bread crumbs, as needed
  • Olive oil, for frying
  • Quick Marinara Sauce, recipe follows
Directions
  • Cut the mozzarella into enough 1/4-inch thick slices to cover 2 slices of the bread. Reserve the remaining mozzarella for another use. Top the cheese with the remaining 2 slices of bread, to make 2 sandwiches, and press down to compact.

  • In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, garlic, and parsley and season with salt and pepper. Put the bread crumbs on a plate.

  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, pour the in oil to a depth of 1/4-inch. When the oil is hot, dip each sandwich into the egg mixture, dredge in the bread crumbs, and fry, turning once, until crisp and the cheese has melted.

  • Cut each sandwich in 1/2 and serve, while still hot, with the marinara sauce on the side for dipping.

Quick Marinara Sauce:
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes

  • Pinch sugar

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

  • Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant. Add the tomatoes and sugar and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Bring to a boil, lower the heat, and simmer for 30 minutes.

  • Remove the sauce from the heat and stir in the basil and parsley.

  • Yield: about 3 cups


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    Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis