Cheese, Mains, Vegetarian

Mozzarella Carozza

Cooking method:

Ninja Foodi MAX 15-in-1 SmartLid Multi-Cooker with Smart Cook System OL750
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total time: 40 mins
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 2 people

Mozzarella Carozza

Mozzarella In Carrozza is a popular Italian fried mozzarella sandwich that has 3 main variations (with a bechemel sauce, with béchamel and ham or just plain) – I have made a plain version here with the option to add mild spices to the breadcrumb. The sandwich is golden crisp on the outside and has a melted mozzarella centre.

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For the ingredients

  • 4 slices of Bread
  • 4 slices ofMozzarella Cheese

Egg bowl

  • 2 Eggs
  • Salt and Pepper

Breadcrumb bowl

  • 100g Panko Breadcrumbs
  • Salt and Pepper

Optional spices for breadcrumbs

  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 3/4 Smoked Paprika

Cooking mode

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  • Step 1

    Preheat Air Fryer to 180C.

  • Step 2

    Whisk the Eggs and Salt and Pepper together in a bowl.

  • Step 3

    Combine Breadcrumbs in a plate with Salt, Pepper and Optional Spices if using.

  • Step 4

    Cut the edges off the Bread leaving only the white parts.

  • Step 5

    Add 2 slices of Mozzarella to the first layer of bread.

  • Step 6

    Top with the other slice of bread and press the pieces of bread together.

  • Step 7

    Dip the sandwich into the Egg bowl and then into the Breadcrumbs.

  • Step 8

    Make sure it is covered all over. Repeat with the remaining bread and Cheese.

  • Step 9

    Place on a plate and into the fridge for 30 minutes.

  • Step 10

    Place the sandwich in the air fryer basket and spray with Oil.

  • Step 11

    Air Fry at for about 6 minutes for the cheese to melt. Then flip and cook for a further 2 – 4 minutes.