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A Mother’s Day Brunch

Posted in Caro Diario.(dear diary..), cucina, cucina povere, entertaining, Holidays, La Dolce Vita, recipes, Rome, slow food, the Mediterranean diet, and Uncategorized

If you really want to treat Mom this weekend, the simple,elegant and back to basics ..the perfect gift..a box of chocolates with at least 65% cocoa content are the way to will be satisfying her sweet tooth in a healthy way…

My favorite dish for brunch is known as Mozzarella in Carozza which literally means Mozzarella in a Carriage. Just one bite of this tasty delight brings me back to a lazy Sunday spent in the center of Rome at one of my favorite coffee bars..most of the coffee bars in Rome serve these Italian style grilled cheese sandwich..

Mozzarella in Carozza ( Grilled Mozzarella Sandwich)

Mozzarella in Carozza

8 slices of day old bread

2 cups milk

8  slices of fresh mozzarella

2 large eggs, beaten

1- 3/4 cups all purpose flour

Cut crusts off slices of bread, then dip them quickly in the milk to soften them. Then create the sandwiches by putting two slices of mozzarella between 2 slices of bread. Press down on top slice of bread to make the sandwiches stick together.

Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large pan. Mix the eggs with 2 tablespoons of the milk, then dip coat with the flour. Fry the sandwiches, turning so they brown on both sides .Serve hot and bubbly.

Happy Mother’s Day..


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Thanks so much for those that came to my book signing/sampling at Borders in Warrington, Pa..I enjoyed meeting you all!

May 25th, 11 AM, I will be signing pre-release copies of my new release book the second edition of The Basic Art of Italian Cooking.

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