Grilled Mozzarella Sandwiches

Turn grilled cheese into an adult dish with creamy buffalo mozzarella and flecks of fresh thyme.

  • Servings: 4
Grilled Mozzarella Sandwiches


  • 1 pound fresh buffalo mozzarella, cut into 4 equal pieces about 3-inches by 4-inches
  • 8 1/2-inch thick firm white sandwich bread
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, leaves
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • A grating of nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter


  1. Place the mozzarella on 4 slices of the bread. Cover with the remaining slices to form sandwiches. Trim the crusts off to make perfect 4-inch squares.

  2. In a wide shallow bowl, whisk the eggs. Add the cream, thyme leaves, salt, and nutmeg. Whisk until well blended.

  3. In a 10 to 12-inch nonstick saute pan, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium-high heat until smoking. Add 1 tablespoon of the butter and cook until the sizzling subsides. Dip 2 of the sandwiches into the egg mixture, turning to coat, place in the pan, and cook until golden brown on the first side, about 2 minutes. Flip over and brown on the other side. Transfer the sandwiches to individual plates and repeat the process with the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon butter, and 2 sandwiches. Cut in half, and serve immediately.


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