July 6, 2010
I've been waiting for today to make these yummy looking fried mozzarella sandwiches. Again, I found a great recipe in my Apples For Jam cookbook. It is warm, crunchy, chewy and cheesy...what more can you ask for in a lunch? I just served it with some fresh apples slices - I love apples with cheese, especially melted cheese. But it would also go great with a leafy green salad with a drizzle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. If you have some great bread and fresh mozzarella lying around, you've got the makings of this satisfying sandwich.
Fried Mozzarella Sandwiches
4 to 5 Tbsp all-purpose flour (whole wheat flour would work too)
5 Tbsp Italian bread crumbs
3oz Mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced
4 Slices good, crusty bread
Olive oil, for frying
Whisk the eggs with some salt in a shallow bowl. Sprinkle the flour over one plate and the breadcrumbs over another. Place the thinly sliced mozzarella cheese on two slices of the bread, top with the other two slices to make two sandwiches. Cut each sandwich in half. Heat enough oil to come about 1/4 inch up the side of your frying pan. Holding each sandwich firmly together, dip them first in the flour, making sure all sides are covered. Then dip them in the egg, then in the bread crumbs until well coated. Fry them over medium heat until they become golden brown on each side. Place them on a plate covered in paper towels, to allow the excess oil to drain off. Serve immediately.
(adapted from Apples for Jam)