Mozzarella in Carrozza
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Every place has their own way of using up stale bread, and “mozzarella in a carriage” was Napoli’s. Mozzarella in carrozza is essentially a breaded and fried grilled cheese sandwich. In southern Italy, where fried foods are king, they even coat their bread in breading. Popular in both the Campania and Lazio regions, mozzarella in carrozza is found on the menus of many autogril (quick service cafes) and even some proper restaurants and pizzeria. Although this sandwich from humble origins doesn’t look like much, you’d be surprised by how rich it can be. Despite how many mozzarella in carrozza you might want to eat, just one proves to be quite filling. Get the recipe for mozzarella in carrozza…
Where to find mozzarella in carrozza
Naples: Antonio Tubelli, champion of Neapolitan cuisine, author and the eccentric owner of Timpani & Tempura (Vico della Quercia, 17) is happy to share his love of historic recipes and streetfood with anyone lucky enough to happen upon his tiny storefront.
Rome: It may be out of the way, but Sforno has a cult-like following that keeps both locals and tourists coming their direction. With unique pizza toppings on a Neapolitan style crust, a large selection of fritti and craft beers, it’s no wonder this boutique pizzeria is reputed to be one of the best in Rome.