Mozzarella in Carrozza with Prosciutto Cotto

Mozzarella in Carrozza with Prosciutto Cotto

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Makes: 4 servings

Yield: 4 sandwiches

Ingredients
  • 8 slices good-quality white sandwich bread
  • 8 slices (about 3/4 lb.) fior di latte (fresh mozzarella), each 1/4-1/2 inch thick
  • 4 slices prosciutto cotto or other mild cooked ham
  • 1/2 cup flour, for dredging
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated onion
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup grated parmigiano-reggiano (a generous handful)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper
  • EVOO for frying
Directions
  1. Trim bread crusts and assemble sandwiches: 1 bread slice, 1 mozzarella slice, 1 ham slice (folded to fit inside the edges of the bread), then another mozzarella slice and bread slice. Pinch the sandwich edges to seal.
  2. In a shallow bowl, season the flour with the granulated garlic and onion.
  3. In a medium bowl, beat the eggs with the cheese, lemon juice, and salt and pepper.
  4. In a large skillet, heat a shallow layer of EVOO, 3 to 4 turns of the pan, over medium. Dredge the sandwiches in the flour mixture, then coat in the egg batter. Fry two at a time, turning occasionally, until deeply golden, 6 to 7 minutes (add more oil for second batch, if necessary). Cut diagonally and serve.
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