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Mozzarella en Carozza Caprese

Think of this sandwich, stuffed with Mozzarella cheese, pesto and more, as French toast with some Italian flare.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup pesto, recipe follows
  • 1/4 cup fresh cherry tomato sauce, recipe follows
  • 8 slices soft thick white bread
  • 6 ounces fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Oil, for frying

Steps

  1. Spread 4 pieces of bread with pesto. Spread the remaining 4 pieces of bread with tomato sauce. Divide the mozzarella between the 4 slices of bread with pesto, and top with the tomato sauce bread. Use a sharp knife to remove the crusts. Pinch edges together to seal.
  2. In a small casserole dish, whisk the eggs with the milk; season with salt and pepper.
  3. In a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat, add 1/4 inch of olive oil. Once hot, add the sandwiches in batches, and fry on both sizes until golden and crisp and the mozzarella is melted, about 4 to 5 minutes per side.
  4. Slice into triangles for serving.