Fried Mozzarella Sandwich Recipe (Mozzarella in Carrozza): An Italian Favorite by 30Seconds Food

Fried Mozzarella Sandwich Recipe (Mozzarella in Carrozza): An Italian Favorite

Never heard of Mozzarella in Carrozza? Mozzarella in Carrozza (mozzarella in a carriage) is basically an Italian grilled cheese sandwich – or the closest you'll get to one. And it's incredibly delicious. Melted mozzarella cheese oozes from crispy bread that's fried in a breadcrumb crust.

This is a favorite in Italy, and we can understand why. We think you should serve this for Sandwich Night as soon as possible! To make this Italian sandwich recipe you will need eggs, garlic, panko, sandwich bread, mozzarella cheese and olive oil to fry the sandwich in. 

This cheese sandwich is sure to please adults and kids! Serve this crunchy, cheesy sandwich for lunch or for dinner with a caprese salad, spring mix salad, garden salad or Caesar salad

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Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 to 10 minutes

Total Time: 13 to 15 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 3 eggs 
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup panko or breadcrumbs
  • 8 slices sandwich bread, crusts cut off
  • 1 pound mozzarella cheese, cut into slices
  • olive oil, for frying

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Recipe Notes

  • Try adding slices of vine-ripened tomatoes and/or fresh basil leaves to the sandwich.
  • Use your favorite bread to make this sandwich.
  • Dip this cheesy sandwich in a side of fresh basil pesto.

Here's how to make it:

  1. Combine the eggs and garlic in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Beat well.
  2. Put the panko in another bowl and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Top four slices of the bread with a thick slice of mozzarella cheese. Top with the remaining bread. Press the sandwiches gently.
  4. Heat about 1/4 inch of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  5. Dip the sandwiches in the egg to fully cover both sides and then into the panko. 
  6. Fry each sandwich until golden on both sides, about 2 minutes per side. Remove to paper towels.

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Donna John
Oh my goodness. This sounds incredible. Right up my alley. I cannot wait to make these. Yum!!!
Elisa Schmitz
Wow, this looks amazing. Yes, please! #yum
Have had this, so good 🙌🏼
Looking forward to giving this a try.
Donna John
Please let us know how it turns out for you. Snap a pic! JayJess18
DAC Developments
Thanks for Sharing. 💗
Is therea vegan version? JK 😂🤣 🍞
Elisa Schmitz
I’m sure you could try vegan cheese but not sure you’d have the same result, LOL! Justine_San

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