This Eggy Fried Cheese Sandwich is my prosciutto stuffed version of Nigella Lawson's Mozzarella In Carrozza recipe. Its actually an Italian staple take on a stuffed grilled cheese mashed up with eggy bread. I love to whip it up for a cheeky late night snack or for a quick lunch with a little salad.
Cut the crusts off 4 slices Thick White Sliced Bread.
Lay 4 slices Prosciutto over the bread slices with one slice of Prosciutto on each slice of bread. Leave a border of bread around each slice.
Slice 120g Fresh Mozzarella into rectangles and lay them over half of the prosciutto topped slices of bread.
Put the slices of bread together to create a sandwich.
Using your thumb and forefinger, press around the borders of each sandwich to squidge the edges together to seal them. Reinforce the seal using the edge of your hand (like in a karate chop position). You can make the requisite noise as you're doing this, I won't judge.
Pour 80ml Milk into a small flat dish. Whisk 1 Egg with 0.5 tsp Sea Salt Flakesin another small flat dish.
Dip each sandwich in the milk coating both sides. Put the dipped sandwiches onto a plate or your board.
Coat both sides of each sandwich with around 2 tbsp Plain Flour and gently shake of any excess.
Put 1 tbsp Butterand1 tsp Vegetable Oilin a non-stick frying pan and put onto medium heat.
Once the butter is just melted, take the sandwich and plate of egg right next to your hob.
Dip the sandwich into the egg on both sides and place into the buttery pan.
Repeat with the remaining sandwiches. Fry on a gentle heat.
Once golden brown underneath, carefully but confidently flip the sandwiches in the pan. If any mozzarella escapes whilst cooking, just shove it back in or allow it to go a bit crispy in the pan.
Gently fry until golden brown on each side and serve immediately.