Fried Mozzarella Sandwiches

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Nutritional Information

Calcium 170 mg
Calories 493
Caloriesfromfat 48 %
Carbohydrate 39 g
Cholesterol 274 mg
Fat 26 g
Fiber 2 g
Iron 4 mg
Protein 23 mg
Satfat 14 g
Sodium 710 mg

Ingredients

8 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced 1/4 inch thick
8 large slices (about 10 ounces) stale white bread
4 large eggs
1/2 cup whole milk
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons unsalted butter

Preparation

Make 4 sandwiches by placing 1 layer of the cheese between 2 slices of the bread. Gently mash the sandwiches to seal in the cheese. Heat a large cast-iron skillet or griddle over medium heat. In a shallow bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk and season with the salt and pepper. Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in the skillet. Dip 2 of the sandwiches in the egg mixture to moisten both sides and place in skillet. Cook until browned and crisp, about 4 minutes per side, pressing with a spatula to seal. Wipe pan clean, add the remaining butter, and repeat with the other 2 sandwiches. Serve immediately.

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Judy Lockhart,

April 2005