Aired May 17, 2013
8 slices 1/4- to 1/2-inch thick Fior di Latte or fresh mozzarella cheese, about 3/4 pound
4 slices prosciutto cotto or other mild ham of choice
1/2 cup flour, for dredging
1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
1/2 teaspoon granulated onion
3 large eggs
A handful grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Salt and pepper
Olive oil, for shallow frying
Form sandwiches: Bread, a slice of mozzarella, a slice of ham folded to fit inside the edges of bread, mozzarella and another slice of bread. Pinch edges of sandwich to seal them.
Add flour to a shallow bowl and season with garlic and onion.
Beat eggs in a dish with the Parm, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
Heat a large frying pan with a shallow layer of olive oil, 3-4 turn of the pan, over medium heat. Coat sandwiches in flour then in egg batter. Fry sandwiches 2 at a time until deeply golden, 6-7 minutes, turning occasionally. Add a bit more oil to the pan if necessary for the second batch of sammies.
Cut sandwiches corner to corner and serve.