Mozzarella en carrozza recipe

  • Serves 4
  • 5 mins to prepare and 15 mins to cook
  • 504 calories / serving
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The ultimate cheese toastie, the name of this snack literally translates as mozzarella ‘in carriage’ as the bread forms a crisp vehicle for the hot, stringy cheese. Served with a rich tomato and pepper sauce, these gooey sandwiches are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser and take just 20 minutes to prepare.  

To make the sauce, heat the oil in a pan. Add the peppers and cook for 10 minutes, then stir in the tomatoes, garlic and rosemary. Simmer for 5 minutes more; season to taste.

Butter the bread, then divide the mozzarella, ham (if using) and basil between 4 slices. Top with the remaining bread.

Heat enough oil to cover the base of a large frying pan. In
a bowl, whisk the eggs with the milk. Dip 2 sandwiches in the beaten egg, turning to cover, and then fry for 1-2 minutes on each side, until golden. Repeat with the remaining sandwiches. Serve with the sauce.

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  • Ingredients

  • 25g (1oz) butter, softened
  • 8 slices white bread
  • 250g (8oz) mozzarella, sliced
  • 4 slices ham (optional)
  • 8 large basil leaves
  • sunflower oil, for frying
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • For the sauce

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 pointed red peppers, cut into small chunks
  • 1/2 x 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp chopped rosemary
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  • Energy 2104kj 504kcal 25%
  • Fat 30.8g 44%
  • Saturates 13.9g 70%
  • Sugars 6.5g 7%
  • Salt 1.8g 31%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 37.6g Protein 21.8g Fibre 3.2g

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