Award-winning chef. Successful restaurateur. Iron Chef judge. Social media star. Donatella Arpaia has done it all. Still her favorite thing to do is working in the kitchen, creating inspiring dishes using the freshest, most authentic ingredients—including Galbani® cheese. Explore her latest menu ideas and learn tricks of the trade from this inspirational entrepreneur.

Galbani® Mozzarella In Carrozza (Fried Mozzarella Sandwiches)

INGREDIENTS

Dipping Sauce

⅓ cup Mayonnaise
⅓ cup Sour cream
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
1 tsp. Lemon juice, freshly squeezed
1 tsp. Champagne vinegar
1 Garlic clove (placed through garlic press)
3 Anchovy fillets in oil, drained and roughly chopped

Sandwiches

8 to 10 oz. Galbani Premio WMLM Mozzarella Block
4 slices White bread
1 cup Breadcrumbs
¼ cup Galbani Grated Parmesan
3-4 Eggs
2 Medium garlic cloves, minced
  Unsalted butter, softened
  Kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste
  Light olive oil (for frying)

METHOD

Dipping Sauce

  1. Combine all ingredients except the anchovies in a food processor and blend for 30 seconds. Then add in anchovy fillets and pulsate for 10 to 15 seconds.

  2. Pour into a serving bowl and refrigerate for one hour, covered.

Sandwiches

  1. Slice the Mozzarella into 1/4-inch thick slices to completely cover 2 of the 4 slices of the bread.

  2. Spread a very thin layer of softened unsalted butter on all 4 bread slices. Cover one slice with Mozzarella, ensuring the bread is completely covered. Top with a second slice of buttered bread to make a sandwich. Repeat the process to make a second sandwich.

  3. With sharp knife, cut all 4 sides of the first sandwich to remove crust and create uniformity. Make sure no cheese is sticking out. Press sandwich to compact it. Repeat the same process for the second sandwich.

  4. In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, minced garlic, and salt and pepper to taste, and beat vigorously for 30 seconds.

  5. On a shallow plate, mix the breadcrumbs with the Parmesan cheese.

  6. In an extra-large, heavy-bottomed skillet, pour the oil to a depth of 1/4-inch and set flame to medium-high heat.

  7. When the oil is hot, dip the first sandwich into the egg mixture, ensuring the sandwich is entirely covered, including sides. Then, dredge the sandwich into the breadcrumb mixture, covering all sides. Gently place the coated sandwich on left side of the pan. Quickly repeat the process with the second sandwich and place it on the right side of the pan.

  8. Working from left to right, wait until the first side gets golden brown, then turn each sandwich once and fry until crisp. (Resist the urge to move or flip the sandwiches more than once.) Remove the sandwiches from the skillet and drain on paper towels.

  9. Cut each sandwich in half and serve hot, with anchovy dipping sauce on the side.

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