A fine snack which i replicated from Casa Verde during our visit on the rainy Sunday…
For the boys’ lunch :)
Again, i used what i could find in the house.
At Casa Verde, mozzarrella, cooked ham and anchovy were sandwiched in between before pan frying it in olive oil – i fried mine in butter. More fragant! ^.^
I omitted the lovely anchovy because i currently didn’t stock any and also the cooked ham. In place, i sandwiched the sliced cheese sausage instead together with the mozzarella cheese.
Personally, i like both versions, very much depending who i’m eating with.
Of course, having the anchovy inside would be most ideal as it lends its saltiness to every single bite.
But i guess if you’re a tad conscious on your sodium intake or preparing this for the kids, omitting the anchovy would be advisable. For myself, i don’t quite like the idea of having the kids consuming salty-ish food :P
Anchovy or not, the melted cheese is definitely the highlight in this simple-but-yet-so-delectable-snack!
Do give this a try if you like!
Mozzarella en Carrozza
- 12 slices firm white sandwich bread
- 1/4 cup drained bottled capers, chopped
- 6 oz fresh mozzarella, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices, at room temperature
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
Divide capers among 12 bread slices and spread evenly. Divide mozzarella among 6 slices and sprinkle with pepper to taste. Make into 6 sandwiches, then cut off and discard crusts to form 3-inch squares.
Coat sandwiches with flour, knocking off excess. Beat together eggs, milk, and a pinch each of salt and pepper in another small shallow bowl.
Heat 1/2 tablespoon butter with 1 tablespoon oil in a 10-inch heavy skillet over moderate heat until foam subsides. Meanwhile, coat 3 sandwiches, 1 at a time, with egg mixture. Fry, turning over once, until golden brown, about 5 minutes, then drain on paper towels. Coat and fry remaining 3 sandwiches in same manner.
Cut sandwiches into quarters and serve immediately.
Recipe can be found here.
Hope you will love it as much as i do! :D
pssstt : i never follow any recipe. just sandwich anything you fancy and then pan fry it like normal french toast will do! *wink*