Cheese Clouds in Naples: Mozzarella in Carrozza, A Crispy Romance


Mozzarella in Carrozza, translating to 'mozzarella in a carriage', is a beloved Neapolitan snack that turns simple ingredients into a sumptuous treat. Imagine the best mozzarella cheese, oozing from between slices of egg-dipped bread, fried to a golden crisp. The exterior crunch gives way to a gooey, melty heart, creating a delightful contrast. Each bite is a journey through the streets of Naples, where simplicity meets sophistication in every flavor.

Cheese Clouds in Naples: Mozzarella in Carrozza, A Crispy Romance

Preparation and Cooking Time

  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 5 minutes

Number of Servings and Ideal Serving Size

  • Servings: 4
  • Ideal Serving Size: 1-2 sandwiches per person, cut into triangles

Essential Nutritional Information

  • Calories per Serving: Approx. 350 kcal
  • Macronutrients:
  • Carbohydrates: 25g
  • Protein: 18g
  • Fat: 20g (saturated: 8g)
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g
  • Sodium: 600mg


  • Fresh mozzarella cheese (sliced): 200g
  • White bread (slices, crusts removed): 8
  • Eggs (beaten): 2
  • Milk: 100ml
  • All-purpose flour: 50g
  • Extra virgin olive oil: For frying
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Method of Preparation

  1. Sandwich Assembly: Place mozzarella slices between bread slices, trimming any excess cheese.
  2. Egg Mixture: Mix beaten eggs with milk, salt, and pepper.
  3. Coating: Dip each sandwich in flour, then in the egg mixture.
  4. Frying: Heat oil in a skillet. Fry sandwiches until golden and crispy.
  5. Serving: Drain on paper towels, then cut into triangles and serve immediately.

Proven Tips for Culinary Success

  • Ensure the mozzarella is well-drained to prevent sogginess.
  • Fry in small batches to maintain oil temperature.
  • For an extra flavor, add a sprinkle of oregano or basil to the egg mixture.

Anticipated FAQs

  • Can I use different types of bread? Yes, though traditionally white bread is used.
  • Is there a healthier cooking method? They can be baked, though frying gives the classic texture.
  • Can I make these ahead of time? Best served immediately, but can be prepped and refrigerated before frying.