She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. vs. 27
I did it. I finally made homemade mozzarella cheese sticks. About a month ago, I found this recipe on Skinny Taste: baked mozzarella cheese sticks. Baked= healthy. Well, they are semi-healthy. They are even called “skinny mozzarella sticks.” Needless to say, I’ve been swooning over these.
Well, these turned out surprisingly well! However, it did take a long time. The assembly part and baking part, not so much. The freezing part was time consuming. Oh well, it was worth it when I had that first warm, cheesy bite.
Here are the cast of characters:
Breaking it down:
- 12 sticks mozzarella string cheese (I recommend skim-milk cheese for a healthier version)
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 2 tbsp flour
- 5 tbsp Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
- 5 tbsp panko crumbs
- 2 tsp parmesan cheese
- 1 tbsp dried parsley
- olive oil cooking spray
Here’s how you make it:
Step 1: Cut the 12 mozzarella sticks in half (to make 24 sticks).
Step 2: Freeze em’ (don’t skip this step!).
Step 3: Set up assembly station.
Put beaten egg in one bowl, flour in another bowl, and italian bread crumbs, panko crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and parsley in another bowl.
Step 4: Take sticks out of freezer, and dip them in flour first, egg second, and crumbs third.
Step 5: Put the assembled sticks back in the freezer.
Make yourself some hot tea while you wait and watch a short tv show. Or go to Sarah’s blog and leave her a nice comment. Both options are good.
Step 6: Put foil on a baking pan and spray with the olive oil mist.
Step 7: Lightly spray the mozzarella sticks with the olive oil too.
Step 8: Cook on 400 degrees. Cook them on one side for 5 minutes. Turn them over and cook the other side for 5 minutes. Take out of the oven. And smile at your cheesy creation.
Step 9: If you’re feeling it, serve with marinara.
So let me know if you make these and how they turn out! Also, what are other homemade recipes you like to make?
*This is part of Fingerprints on the Fridge link party.
*This is part of Homestead Barn Hop.
*This is part of The Girl Creative link party.