Crispy and Quick, Guilt-free Air Fried Mozzerella En Carrozza

Mozzerella en carrozza, also known as mozzarella in a carriage, is a traditional Italian dish that originated in Naples. It is a popular street food and is often served as an appetizer in Italian restaurants. The dish is made by sandwiching mozzarella cheese between two slices of bread, dipping it in egg, and frying it until golden and crispy. It is believed that this dish was created as a way to use up leftover bread and cheese.

Air Fryer Mozzerella en Carrozza

Recipe by Tyson GregoryCourse: AppetizerCuisine: Italian
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This crispy and gooey take on the classic Italian dish is perfect for a quick and easy appetizer or snack. The air fryer gives it a crunchy exterior while keeping the cheese inside warm and melty.


  • 1 block of mozzarella cheese

  • 4 slices of bread

  • 2 eggs

  • Pinch of salt and pepper

  • Marinara sauce for dipping


  • Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C).
  • Cut a block of mozzarella cheese into 1/2 inch slices.
  • Place a slice of mozzarella between two slices of bread.
  • In a shallow dish, beat two eggs together with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Dip the sandwich into the egg mixture, making sure to coat both sides.
  • Place the sandwich into the air fryer basket.
  • Cook for 5 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  • Serve hot with marinara sauce for dipping.


  • Make sure to preheat your air fryer before adding the sandwich.
  • Be careful not to overfill your air fryer basket.
  • You can use any type of bread for this recipe, but Italian or sourdough work best.

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