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.