These crisp mini-sandwiches are deep-fried and filled with molten cheese. This recipe first appeared in our March 2012 issue, with Dana Bowen's story Good and Plenty.
Mozzarella in Carozza (Fried Mozzarella Sandwiches)
These crisp mini-sandwiches are deep-fried and filled with molten cheese.
Canola oil, for frying
6 oz. sliced mozzarella
8 slices white sandwich bread
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1⁄2 cup flour
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup plain bread crumbs
Pour oil to a depth of 2″ in a 6-qt. Dutch oven; heat over medium-high heat until a deep-fry thermometer reads 350°. Divide mozzarella slices among 4 slices bread; season with salt and pepper, and cover with remaining slices to make 4 sandwiches. Trim crusts; halve sandwiches diagonally. Place flour, eggs, and bread crumbs in three separate bowls. Dredge sandwiches in flour, coat in eggs, and coat in bread crumbs; fry until golden brown, about 2 minutes.