Mozzarella in Carrozz (Mozzarella and Parma Ham-fried Sandwich)

For a sensational snack or quick lunch - or an unlikely but effective hangover cure - try Gino D'Acampo's irresistible melting mozzarella sandwich
By Gino D'Acampo
Mozzarella in Carrozz (Mozzarella and Parma Ham-fried Sandwich)
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  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Effort: easy

Ingredients

  • 4 large eggs
  • 3 tbsp finely grated parmesan
  • 3 balls buffalo mozzarella, sliced
  • 8 slices country-style nut bread
  • 4 tbsp pesto
  • 8 slices Parma ham
  • 8-10 tbsp Italian olive oil
  • black pepper

Method

1. Beat the eggs and Parmesan together and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

2. For each sandwich, place 3 slices of the mozzarella on the bread and cover with 1 tablespoon of pesto. Top with 2 slices of Parma ham.

3. Dip the sandwiches in the egg and Parmesan mixture.

4. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and fry the sandwiches on both sides for about 1 minute, until the mozzarella is melted and the sandwiches are crisp and golden. Drain on kitchen paper and serve immediately.

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