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Grilled Mozzarella Sandwiches

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Life in the Lofthouse

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh whole milk Mozzarella cut into thin slices
  • 8 1/2 inch thick firm white sandwich bread slices
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon course salt
  • pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter

Instructions

  • Place 2-4 slices of mozzarella on 4 pieces of bread. Top with other pieces of bread to form sandwiches.
  • In a wide shallow bowl, whisk the eggs. Add the half & half, thyme, salt and nutmeg. Whisk well to combine.
  • In a large nonstick pan, heat the 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon butter and cook until sizzling stops.
  • Dip 2 of the sandwiches into the egg mixture, turning to coat. Place sandwiches in the pan and cook until golden brown on the first side ( about 2 minutes). Flip over and brown on the other side.
  • Transfer sandwiches to a platter and repeat process with other 2 sandwiches.
  • Cut sandwiches in half, and serve immediately.