Fried Mozzarella Sandwich

The Spruce
Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 20 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
669 Calories
30g Fat
64g Carbs
34g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 669
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g 38%
Saturated Fat 13g 67%
Cholesterol 207mg 69%
Sodium 1128mg 49%
Total Carbohydrate 64g 23%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 34g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 592mg 46%
Iron 5mg 29%
Potassium 265mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Craving cheesy comfort beyond the usual suspects? Try mozzarella in carrozza, or “mozzarella in a carriage.” The Italian love child of mozzarella sticks and grilled cheese, this deep fried sandwich oozes with warm, melty cheese. Give it a dip in marinara or pesto sauce and buon appetito!


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  • Canola oil

  • 12 ounces sliced mozzarella

  • 8 slices white bread, crusts removed

  • Dash kosher salt

  • Dash freshly ground black pepper

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 to 3 large eggs

  • 1 cup plain breadcrumbs

  • Marinara or pesto sauce, optional

Steps to Make It

  1. Pour oil to a depth of 2 inches in a 6 quart Dutch oven. Heat over medium-high heat until your deep-fry thermometer reads 350°.

  2. Divide mozzarella slices among 4 slices of bread. Season with salt and pepper, and cover with the remaining cheese slices to make 4 sandwiches. Trim the crusts.

  3. Take out 3 bowls and place the flour in one bowl, the eggs (cracked and whisked) in another and the breadcrumbs in the last bowl. Dredge each sandwich in flour, coat in eggs and coat in breadcrumbs before putting on the frying pan.

  4. Fry until golden brown, about 1 to 2 minutes on each side.

  5. Let each sandwich rest for about a minute after it's been removed from the oil, then spoon some sauce over the top and serve.