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Mozzarella In Carrozza Recipe (Fried Mozzarella Sandwiches)

September 19, 2017 by Emily

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Mozzarella in Carrozza Recipe, Italian fried mozzarella sandwiches. A simple, rustic recipe that makes an incredibly delicious snack!

Creamy mozzarella cheese stuffed sandwiches dipped in flour and egg then fried. Oh yes, this mozzarella in carrozza recipe is extra indulgent and mouth-wateringly delicious yet simple as can be. Made with pantry ingredients it’s low-cost and so easy to whip when you want good food, fast.

Mozzarella in carrozza recipe (fried mozzarella sandwich) cut in half with mozzarella oozing out on a white napkin

You know when you just feel like something extra comforting, usually after a long stressful week (or day). Something usually involving cheese and a glass of wine?

Well, this is the perfect thing for those exact moments. What’s better is it uses basic ingredients and takes no time at all to make. Ok, you need to do some dipping and dunking from flour to egg but that’s what makes this mozzarella sandwich taste SO good and it’s worth the tiny little effort.

Mozzarella in Carrozza meaning?

Mozzarella in Carrozza literally means mozzarella in a carriage. Soft melting cheese sandwiches with a crunchy, crispy outside. There are a few variations of this recipe, some adding salted anchovies or prosciutto crudo which is also incredibly delicious. Some are also dipped in breadcrumbs after the egg for and extra crunchy outside however, I prefer it this way.

Two slices of bread one side topped with mozzarella on a wooden board. Mozzarella in carrozza recipe instructions

Mozzarella in Carrozza recipe (fried mozzarella sandwiches)

Step by step instructions

You’ll need; sliced white bread with the crusts removed, eggs, milk, flour, mozzarella and sunflower oil for shallow frying.

Cut the mozzarella into slices (medium thickness, not too thin) and add them to one slice of bread. Cover the top of the mozzarella with another slice of bread to make a sandwich and cut diagonally into triangles.

A mozzarella sandwich dipped in flour then egg step by step photos. mozzarella in carrozza recipe

Dust each triangle in flour making sure to cover the edges well. Dip the triangles into the egg and milk mixture quickly but making sure all edges are covered then fry in sunflower oil for a couple seconds each side until browned and crispy.

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Mozzarella in Carrozza (fried mozzarella sandwiches)

Mozzarella in Carrozza Recipe, Italian fried mozzarella sandwiches. A simple, rustic street food that makes an incredibly delicious snack!
Course Snack
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 356kcal
Author Emily Kemp


  • 8 slices of white bread ,crusts removed
  • 4.2 oz (120g) mozzarella
  • 2 eggs
  • 5 fl oz (150ml) Milk
  • 5 tbsp flour
  • sunflower oil ,for frying
  • salt and pepper ,to season


  • Add the eggs and milk to a bowl with a pinch of salt and pepper and whisk together. Add the flour on a separate plate and set them both aside.
  • Cut the mozzarella into slices, medium thickness. Divide the mozzarella slices between four slices of bread. Make sure no mozzarella is outside the edges of the bread.
  • Cover each slice of bread topped with mozzarella with another slice of bread to create a sandwich. Cut each sandwich diagonally to make triangles.
  • Add around 6 tbsp of sunflower oil into a frying pan, enough to shallow fry. Dip each triangle in flour making sure to cover all edges. One by one dip each triangle in egg quickly again making sure to cover all edges.
  • Place each egg dipped triangle in the oil and fry the sandwiches in batches until browned and crispy on each side.


Please note this recipe was tested and developed using metric measurements all imperial measurements are approximate


Calories: 356kcal
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  • Reply
    September 20, 2017 at 3:15 am

    Can I get a heck yes!? I just finished dinner, but somehow I’m already hungry just from looking at this. I think I’m in love!

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    September 19, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    Simple comfort food. This is fabulous! Gives new meaning to grilled cheese sandwich. 🙂

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    September 19, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    I’m trying to decide if this is a savory recipe or dessert. 😉 So gooey and decadent. It looks amazing!5 stars

  • Reply
    September 19, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    Your pictures are mouth watering! I love mozzarella in carrozza and yours looks really delicious. Thanks for sharing this 🙂

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    September 19, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    give me a bowl of marinara sauce and I am all over this. wow yummy

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    September 19, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    Wow! What can I say , “Simply yum !”. That gooey melted cheese is a definite winner .5 stars

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