Fried mozzarella with anchovies and radicchio

Here are the famous ‘mozzarella in a [carriage’ with radicchio and anchovies: if it is to be a fried sandwich, it really should be a delicious and inviting fried sandwich! So get some sandwich bread, mozzarella, radicchio and a few other ingredients and follow the video and step-by-step photographs with our chef ... and this mozzarella dish will be a breeze! Fried mozzarella is also loved by kids, because it tastes of more than just a toasted sandwich and they can have fun watching as the mozzarella becomes stringy. It’s a quick meal that anyone can make when they feel like something different. Fried mozzarella is a typical recipe from Campania, also widespread in Lazio. It may come in different shapes depending on how you cut your sandwich bread: but, round or square, it is always welcome. Try it, you won’t be disappointed! Chef’s honour!


  • sandwich loaf
  • mozzarella cheese
  • anchovies
  • trevisano radicchio Cooked in a frying pan
  • beer
  • milk
  • eggs
  • brewer's yeast
  • salt
  • sunflower oil
15 minutes Total time
10 minutes Active time
Serves 4 persons
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Prepare the batter: put the milk in a bowl, add the beer, brewer’s yeast, an egg and salt. Cut the white sandwich bread so as to make 4 rectangular sandwiches. Fill the sandwiches with mozzarella, radicchio and anchovy. Soak the sandwiches in the salty milk and then dip in the batter. Fry the sandwiches in hot oil until they are golden brown. This Venetian classic, as revisited by our chef, is ready.

It would be great, for the best results, if you could get hold of some buffalo mozzarella. And it’s better not to use fresh bread for sandwiches because it might fall apart; use stale bread instead.
It is said that the recipe derives from the desire to use up mozzarella left over from previous meals.

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