Eggplant in carrozza

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eggplant in carrozza

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In carrozza translates as in a carriage. Where the crust is the bodywork. This is an excellent starter but can be served as main dish as well. Instead of frying, eggplants in carrozza can be baked. What you gain in health, you lose in taste.
  • Prep Time 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time 10 Minutes
  • Total Time 25 Minutes
  • Serves 4 People
  • Calories 375 kcal


  • 2 eggplants
  • 200 grams of mozzarella
  • 150 grams of ham
  • 2 eggs
  • breadcrumbs
  • flour
  • frying oil
  • salt and pepper


  1. Slice the eggplant, about half a centimeter thick
  2. Salt the slices and set apart for half an hour
  3. Clean the slices with kitchen paper and put mozzarella and ham on top
  4. Close another slice of eggplant
  5. Pass the sandwich in flour
  6. Pass them through beaten eggs, then in breadcrumbs
  7. Fry the sandwich for about five minutes at 190 degrees
  8. Let them sit for a couple of minutes, the time to drain the excessive oil


Eggplant in carrozza has many variations. Well, more than variations, they are concessions. The presence or not of ham is one. It is up to you. Our advice? When you use ham, use good ham.The cheese, mozzarella, is not as easy as it looks. Fresh mozzarella releases liquid and jeopardizes the crunchiness. So drain the cheese before using. Or use other cheese. Just make sure it melts nicely.Make sure not to overfill the eggplant. The creamy mixture must stay closed inside. A leaking carrozza is ugly to see and bad to eat.Instead of frying, you may bake the eggplant in carrozza. A third option is the mixed version. Fry the eggplant, fill and then bake.You can prepare the sandwiches in advance. The hold for up to three days. Fry them when needed. Serve with a crisp white wine. A Sicilian catarratto is ideal. 

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