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Fried Italian Grilled Cheese

Fried Italian Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Country Buttermilk Bread


  • 8 slices Aunt Millie's Homestyle Buttermilk Bread
  • 8 think slices smoked mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 c. basil leaves
  • 4 Tbsp. vegetable oil


  • 1 large eggs
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 c. skim milk
  • 1/2 c. water
  • 3/4 c. whole wheat flour
  • pinch of salt

Dipping Sauces:

  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • Pizza Sauce
  • Pesto

Yield: 4 Sandwiches


  1. Top 4 bread slices with one slice of mozzarella.
  2. Top with a few basil leaves.
  3. Top with another slice of mozzarella.
  4. Top with remaining bread slice.
  5. In a medium mixing bowl, beat together egg, milk, and water. Add baking powder, flour, and salt and beat until smooth.
  6. Pour vegetable oil into skillet over medium-high heat. Once oil is heated, dip one sandwich into batter until evenly coated and place into heated skillet.
  7. Cook sandwich for approzimately 1 1/2 - 2 minutes per side until golden and crispy. Remove sandwich from heat and let set for a few minutes.
  8. Serve warm with your choice of dipping sauce.

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size 1 Sandwich (288 g)
Number of Servings 4
Calories 640
Calories from Fat 300
Total Fat 34g 52% DV
Saturated Fat 21g 103% DV
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 290mg 96% DV
Sodium 710mg 30% DV
Potassium 310mg 9% DV
Total Carbohydrate 53g 18% DV
Dietary Fiber 4g 16% DV
Sugars 7g
Protein 32g

*Percent Daily Values (%DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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