Loosely translated as “mozzarella in a carriage,” Mozzarella en Carrozza is a fried mozzarella sandwich with a pungent anchovy-butter sauce. For this healthier rendition, we brown one side on the stovetop and finish the sandwich in a hot oven. The result: a crisp “carriage” and creamy, savory mozzarella filling. Enjoy with a glass of dry Italian white wine.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 1994


Recipe Summary

25 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

  • Combine mozzarella, mayonnaise, mustard, anchovies, capers and pepper in a small bowl. Spread the mixture over 2 slices of bread. Top with the remaining bread to form sandwiches.

  • Whisk egg and milk in a small shallow dish. Combine flour and cayenne in another small shallow dish. Dip each sandwich into the egg mixture and turn to coat, letting the excess drip off. Dredge lightly in flour and dip again in the egg mixture.

  • Brush a heavy ovenproof skillet, preferably cast-iron, with oil. Heat over medium-high heat. Add the sandwiches and cook until the underside is golden, about 1 minute. Turn the sandwiches over and transfer the pan to the oven. Bake until golden and heated through, 8 to 10 minutes. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

237 calories; protein 14g; carbohydrates 17.4g; dietary fiber 0.5g; sugars 2.6g; fat 12.3g; saturated fat 4.7g; cholesterol 117.3mg; vitamin a iu 422.6IU; vitamin c 0.1mg; folate 67.8mcg; calcium 267.6mg; iron 1.5mg; magnesium 21.7mg; potassium 163.1mg; sodium 547.4mg; thiamin 0.2mg.

2 1/2 starch, 1 1/2 medium-fat meat, 1 fat