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Fried Mozzarella Sandwiches on Herby Garlic Bread

Fried Mozzarella Sandwiches

simple fried mozzarella sandwiches on herby garlic bread with marinara sauce for dipping

yield: 4 sandwiches

Ingredients

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  • 1 stick + 4 tbsp (6 oz total) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tbsp granulated garlic
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • kosher salt
  • 8 slices sandwich bread
  • 1 (12 oz) block whole milk mozzarella cheese, cut into 8 (¼”) slices
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • olive oil
  • 1 jar marinara sauce, warmed
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Combine the stick of butter, granulated garlic, parsley, and a pinch of salt in a small bowl. Mix well. Spread a thin layer of the butter mixture onto each slice of bread. Place two slices of mozzarella onto half of the bread slices (see pictures). Close the sandwiches.
  2. Prepare 3 shallow bowls, one with the flour, one with the eggs, and one with the breadcrumbs. Beat the eggs. Season the breadcrumbs with a pinch of salt. Dredge each sandwich really well through the flour, eggs, and then breadcrumbs.
  3. Heat 2 (12”) fry pans over medium-low heat. Add 2 tablespoons of butter to each pan and let melt. Once the butter is hot, add 2 of the sandwiches to each pan. Cook until golden on one side, about 3 minutes. Carefully flip the sandwiches. Cook for another 3 minutes until golden.
  4. Drizzle the sandwiches with olive oil and cover the pans, leaving the lids cracked slightly so steam can escape. Cook for 1-2 more minutes, or until the cheese has fully melted.
  5. Uncover the sandwiches and transfer them to a cutting board. Slice in half. Season them with a pinch of salt. Serve with warm marinara sauce on the side and a sprinkle of grated parmesan over top.