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Mario’s favorite recipes you can make at home!



  • 1 large tomato - sliced into 3 -1/2” rounds

  • salt/pepper

  • 1 cup all purpose flour

  • 1 egg - beaten

  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs

  • 1 cup canola oil

  • 1 Mozzarella Fresca- sliced into

  • 3 - 1/2” rounds

  • 6 fresh basil leaves


  1. Season tomato slices with salt and pepper and place onto a plate lined with paper towels. Set aside.

  2. Place flour, egg, and panko into 3 separate shallow bowls for dredging.

  3. Dip tomato slice into flour. Lightly tap to remove excess. Dip into egg and then into panko. Transfer to plate and continue with remaining tomatoes.

  4. Into a medium sized skillet add oil and heat over medium heat. When hot, add tomato slices and cook for approximately 30 seconds on each side OR until golden. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels. Season with salt.

To assemble: tomato, mozzarella, 3 basil leaves. Continue with two additional layers.