Yield: 4 servings
|6 tablespoons||Virgin olive oil|
|4 tablespoons||Bread crumbs|
|Freshly-ground black pepper; to taste|
|4 slices||Fresh mozzarella - 1/2" thick; (abt 1/2 lb)|
|1 pounds||Very ripe tomatoes; chopped 1" dice|
|2 bunches||Basil; leaves only|
|Salt; to taste|
|4 slices||Country bread - 1" thick|
In a 12-inch to 14-inch non-stick pan, heat oil over medium-high heat until just smoking. Season crumbs with black pepper and dredge mozzarella slices, shaking to remove loose bits. Place mozzarella slices in pan and cook until golden-brown, about 1 minute. Meanwhile, grill bread slices on both sides.
This can be done just before the cheese is cooked. Remove each slice of cheese and place on top of a slice of toasted bread. Add tomatoes to pan and toss to heat, about 30 seconds. Add basil leaves, toss to wilt and season with salt and pepper. Spoon around bread and mozzarella and serve.
This recipe yields 4 servings.
Recipe Source: MOLTO MARIO with Mario Batali From the TV FOOD NETWORK - (Show # MB-5714 broadcast 01-30-1997) Downloaded from their Web-Site -
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Recipe by: Mario Batali
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