Mozzarella Grilled Cheese

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Mozzarella Grilled Cheese

Mozzarella grilled cheese – a grilled cheese sandwich for grownups. Whole-wheat bread is filled with fresh Mozzarella slices, dipped in batter, then fried in olive oil until golden and the cheese is melted. Fresh mozzarella is a must – you could use string cheese, but it won’t taste the same, and do go ahead and add some fresh basil and sundried tomatoes to the filling if you have those on hand.

Mozzarella Grilled Cheese
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Yield: 1 sandwich
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Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • ⅛ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 slices white whole-wheat bread, crust removed
  • 1 oz fresh part-skim Mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
Instructions
  1. Place the flour in a shallow bowl. You'll end up using about half of it, but you need it all to properly coat the bread.
  2. In another shallow bowl, whisk together the egg and milk. Season with freshly ground black pepper.
  3. Place the mozzarella slices inside the sandwich. Dip both sides of the sandwich in flour, using your hands to coat well, then dip it on both sides in the egg mixture.
  4. Heat a large skillet over medium heat, about 3 minutes. Brush with olive oil. Lift the sandwich from the egg mixture, shaking off the excess.
  5. Fry the sandwich 2-3 minutes on each side, until golden and cheese is melted. Serve immediately.
Notes
Adapted from The Cooking Channel.
Nutrition Per Serving
Serving size: 1 sandwich; Calories: 370; Total Fat: 14g; Carbohydrates: 41g; Sugars: 2g; Sodium: 432mg; Fiber: 4g; Protein: 19g