Sunday, June 17, 2012

Baked Mozzarella Sticks

So I LOVE Mozzarella Sticks but I don't love the fat.  These sticks are great because they are baked & you can use low-fat cheese to make them even healthier.  Pair them with my Quick & Easy Marinara Sauce & you've got the perfect snack for any party.  You can even freeze them in large batches for future use.  

Baked Mozzarella Sticks
Servings: 12  Serving Size: 2 pieces  Calories: 86.8  Fat: 4.8g
Protein: 7.4g  Carbs: 3.5g  Fiber: 0.2g  Sugar: 0.2g   Sodium: 168.6  

  • 12 sticks part-skim, reduced sodium mozzarella string cheese (Sargento)
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 2T flour
  • 5T Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 5T Panko crumbs
  • 2t parmesan cheese
  • 1T dried parsley
  • olive oil cooking spray 
    Cut cheese in half to give you 24 pieces.  Place the cheese in the freezer until cheese is frozen.

    In a small bowl, whisk the egg.  Place the flour on another small dish.  In a separate bowl, combine bread crumbs, panko, parmesan cheese & dried parsley.

    Dip the frozen sticks in the flour, shaking off the excess, then into the egg, then coat with the crumbs.

    Repeat this process with the remaining cheese placing them on a tray with wax paper.  Place the cheese back into the freezer until ready to bake (this is a must or they will melt before the crumbs get golden).

     When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 400'F.  Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil & lightly spray with oil.

    Place frozen cheese sticks on the baking sheet.  Spray the tops of the mozzarella sticks with a little more oil and bake in the bottom 3rd of your oven until crisp, about 4-5 minutes.  Turn and bake and additional 4-5 minutes, watching then closely so they don't melt.

Makes 24 pieces

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