Monday, February 06, 2006

Mozzarella in Carrozza

Like the picture? I'll try to include them in the recipe when I can. I got this idea from my girlfriend Aime's site. She just started up a recipe page and has been teaching Japanese women American style cooking for a while now.

This is basically an Italian version of a Grilled Cheese Sandwhich. Except for it's way better and it's way more fattening. I tried this today for lunch and couldn't help but think of devious additions to make to this sandwhich. For instance, placing pepperoni in with the cheese? Hmmmm.......the perfect food for watching the Superbowl. Very similar to a cheese stick. This hands down is an Italian-ooooey-gooooey-masterpiece.

6 slices of white bread, (the cheaper and softer the better) crusts removed
1 fist-sized ball mozzarella, cut into approx. 1/4-inch slices, then strips
1/2 cup whole milk
3 heaping tablespoons of all purpose flour
1 egg
salt and pepper
olive oil (not extra-virgin) for frying

Make sandwiches out of the bread and mozzarella, leaving a little margin aroudn the edges unfilled with cheese, and press the edges together with your fingers to help seal. (One of the advantages of soft white bread is that it is easily smushed together.) Pour the milk into the one soup bowl, the flour into another, and beat the egg with salt and pepper in another. Warm the oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Dunk the sanwiches briefly, one by one, in the milk, then dredge in teh flour, then dip in the beaten egg. Fry in hot oil on each side till crisp and golden and remove to a paper towl. Cut in half and apple to face! Great with marinara sauce.
Serves 2.

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