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Mozzarella and Ham in Carrozza

Serves 4

Originally aired

INGREDIENTS
  • 8 slices good quality white bread, crusts trimmed
  • 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
PREPARATION

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.

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