Mozzarella in Carrozza Napoletana | Mozzarella in Carriage from Naples

Mozzarella in Carrozza, mozzarella in a carriage, is one of the most traditional dishes of Campania. The original recipe used stale bread and authentic black water buffalo milk mozzarella. This classic antipasto can be found from Naples to Capri and even in certain parts of Puglia. My grandmother was from Campania; she often made her own versions of this dish. She would add leftover fried eggplant or peppers. She always made a homemade tomato sauce for dunking this sandwich-like creation. When I was young, I remember thinking that every time my grandmother made this for me, it tasted like Italian-French-Toast with cheese! I recommend a glass of full-bodied red wine to cut through the richness of this fried cheesy delicacy. Try a glass of Capitoni Frasi from Pienza! Salute!




Receipt Date: June 6, 2022
Difficulty: Easy
Measurements: Imperial (US)

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4 Eggs, beaten with a pinch of sea salt, black pepper, and a splash of milk

16 ounces Stale Bread, I use a baguette so my "carrozza" are round

16 ounces Mozzarella di Buffala

1 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour

EVOO or Vegetable Oil, for frying


Cut the loaf of bread into 24 slices 1/2 inch thick.
Cut the mozzarella into 12 equal slices.
Place the mozzarella in between two slices of bread.
Coat each sandwich with flour, then soak in the egg mixture on both sides. Be sure the bread is completely covered in the egg mixture; think French Toast!
Saute' in very hot oil until golden brown on both sides.
Serve immediately.

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Capitoni-FRASI I.G.T

$43.00 750 ml

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