Mozzarella in Carrozza

The ultimate grilled cheese sandwich, complete with a golden shell of breading

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…