GRILLED MOZZARELLA SANDWICHES

Photo by Mary M.
Adapted from marthastewart.com

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PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Adapted from marthastewart.com

Ingredients

  • 1

    pound fresh buffalo mozzarella, cut into 4 equal pieces about 3-inches by 4-inches

  •  8 1/2-inch thick firm white sandwich bread

  •  2 large eggs

  •  1/2 cup heavy cream

  •  1 teaspoon fresh thyme, leaves

  •  1 teaspoon coarse salt

  •  A grating of nutmeg

  •  1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

  •  2 tablespoons unsalted butter

Directions

Place the mozzarella on 4 slices of the bread. Cover with the remaining slices to form sandwiches. Trim the crusts off to make perfect 4-inch squares. Step 2 In a wide shallow bowl, whisk the eggs. Add the cream, thyme leaves, salt, and nutmeg. Whisk until well blended. Step 3 In a 10 to 12-inch nonstick saute pan, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium-high heat until smoking. Add 1 tablespoon of the butter and cook until the sizzling subsides. Dip 2 of the sandwiches into the egg mixture, turning to coat, place in the pan, and cook until golden brown on the first side, about 2 minutes. Flip over and brown on the other side. Transfer the sandwiches to individual plates and repeat the process with the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon butter, and 2 sandwiches. Cut in half, and serve immediately.

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