Recipe: Fried Mozzarella Sandwiches

|February 23, 2011|read comments (2)
Author: Mama's Kitchen

I love mozzarella – heck I just love cheese – period! Sometimes I think I'm part rat or something. After all I love my "Mediterranean" lunches of a chunk of homemade bread, a chunk of cheese, and some olives – which of course can be any time of the day.

And I do enjoy anchovies! Oh yeah!

Begin by making your Anchovy Sauce:

Melt in skillet:
1 1/2 tablespoons butter

1 1/2 tablespoons flour – stirring for a minute or so to cook the flour

Remove from heat and add:
1 1/2 cups milk
A grind or two of fresh ground pepper

Blend well and allow to cool and thicken.

Now at this stage – you add:
3/4 cup cheese (Cheddar, or I prefer a nice blend of Italian cheeses)
6 anchovies, chopped

Place over low-medium heat, stirring, just until cheese is melted.

The best part –
Take your homemade or Italian bread and slice into thick slices – remove the crust (save the crust to make bread crumbs! they are the best!)

Place a THICK slice (or several slices) of mozzarella (or provolone or some of each) on a slice of bread and top with another slice of bread. You now have a crustless cheese sammie.

Heat your olive oil (about an inch or so of it in your heavy skillet) or if you prefer, cut your sammies into fingers and use your deep fryer.

Dip you sammies in beaten eggs, shake off excess and dredge in flour; shake off excess – fry until golden and cheese begins to ooze out.

It is best to cut your cheese down to a little smaller than your bread slices – less oozing and you won't lose it all to the hot fat.

Serve with a drizzle (or two or three) of sauce over them.

Okay – you don't like anchovies – use a marinara sauce or a spaghetti sauce, etc.

These are too good not to try!

2 Responses to “Fried Mozzarella Sandwiches”

  1. almonds Says:

    OK, keep the olives & the anchovies, you can double up on them but I'll take the marinara sauce.  I get most of the cheese though, equal parts provolone & mozzarella…sound like a deal?

  2. Mama's Kitchen Says:

    Ok – sounds like a deal – but REAL women eat anchovies! LOL – (I thought you’d like that one!) Many men can’t believe that I like anchovies and I always tell them that REAL men eat anchovies! Heck – half these clowns did the goldfish swallowing in high school and college – and they are going to snub an already dead anchovy? BTW – if the goldfish was alive, it slid down easily – if it was dead, it stuck all the way down.

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