Fried Mozzarella Sandwich Skewers





  • Preheat oven to lowest setting.
  • Combine eggs, milk, salt and pepper in a shallow 9x9 baking dish.
  • Beat until well mixed and set aside.
  • Place flour in another shallow pan and set aside.
  • Trim crusts off bread slices.
  • Using 8 slices of bread, make a stacked sandwich, fitting the mozzarella between slices.
  • Imagine the stack divided into 4 equal quadrants.
  • Stick a sturdy skewer right through the center of each one of the quadrants.
  • Using a serrate-edge knife, cut the stack downwards, so there are 4 separate stacks with a skewer through the center of each.Repeat with the remaining bread slices and cheese.
  • Pour enough oil into a heavy pan to reach 1 1/2 inches deep.
  • Bring oil up to 350 degrees.
  • Line a baking sheet with several layers of paper towels.
  • Dredge each skewered sandwich in the flour, to coat lightly.
  • Dip each skewer sandwich in the egg mixture and allow to drain briefly.
  • Don't soak the bread till it's soggy, just lightly coat.
  • Place skewers in oil, frying and turning with tongs until golden brown and crusty, about 4 minutes a side.
  • Repeat as necessary until all skewers are cooked.
  • Set all aside on paper towels to drain.
  • SAUCE:
  • Heat olive oil and garlic in a heavy pan over medium heat until garlic is golden.
  • DO NOT OVERCOOK the garlic as it will become bitter.
  • Stir anchovies into oil until they dissolve.
  • Add capers and cook until they begin to sizzle.
  • Add lemon juice and white wine.
  • Bring all to a vigorous boil and add the stock.
  • Boil until thickened slightly, about 3 minutes.
  • Stir in the parsley and remove from heat.
  • Plate the sandwiches, 2 to a plate.
  • Remove the skewers if desired.
  • Serve the sauce in bowls on the side or poured around the sandwiches on the plate.