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Easy Italian Mozzarella in Carrozza Recipe

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Eat Mozzarella in Carrozza: An Italian Classic Made Easy

Mozzarella in Carrozza is a classic Italian fried cheese sandwich, and it’s delightfully easy to prepare. Join the Foodie Sisters in Italy, Valeria and Benedetta, as they try out this super easy Italian Mozzarella in Carrozza Recipe from their beloved cookbook, Il Talismano della Felicità, and get rewarded with delicious results.

A Simple and Tasty Delight

Crustless slices of bread are packed with milky mozzarella, dipped in flour and egg, and then fried until golden and crispy in this Italian family favorite. This easy Italian mozzarella in carrozza recipe version doesn’t require any resting time, making it a quick, inexpensive meal or snack.


What’s in a Name?

Italian dish names often refer to their history or appearance, and this one is no exception. Mozzarella in carrozza means mozzarella in a carriage, referring to the slices of bread that carry the mozzarella. Once cooked, the cheese melts into strings that resemble the reins of a carriage. If you love cheese, we have a fun Cheese & Wine tasting experience when you come to Rome!

Tips for Perfect Mozzarella in Carrozza

  •  Use tightly crumbed bread with no holes to prevent the sandwiches from falling apart when dipped in the egg.
  •  While the recipe doesn’t call for deep-frying, ensure you use enough oil to cover the sides of the bread to seal the edges well.
  •  Eat the Mozzarella in carrozza while it’s still piping hot. If the mozzarella cools, it can become gummy and all things considered, you do not want that!

Get creative and add other ingredients such as prosciutto, anchovies, mushrooms, or whatever makes your palate jump with joy. We guarantee these little pockets of deliciousness will become a favorite in your kitchen.

Mozzarella in Carrozza Recipe

Ingredients (Serves 6):

  • 24 slices of bread
  • 500g (17.6 oz) mozzarella
  • All-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • Vegetable oil, for frying


  1.  Cut the crusts off the bread and slice the mozzarella. Place a piece of mozzarella between two slices of bread and pat down, squeezing the edges together.
  2. Place the flour and eggs in two separate bowls and a generous amount of oil in a wide pan.
  3. Take each sandwich, dust it all over with flour, then dip it in the beaten egg, making sure the sides are well-coated.
  4. Gently place the sandwich into the hot oil and fry for a few minutes on each side until the exterior is lightly golden and crispy. Coat and fry in batches until all the sandwiches are cooked.
  5. Serve the mozzarella in carrozza piping hot for the best texture and flavor.

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