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Baked Mozzarella Sticks

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Mozzarella Sticks

Mozzarella Sticks

Linda Larsen
I love mozzarella sticks, but I hate deep frying. So this recipe for Baked Mozzarella Sticks is perfect! Freezing the cheese before baking ensures that it will (more or less) stay inside its bread crumb coating.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: Serves 6-8

Ingredients:

  • 1 (12-ounce) package mozzarella string cheese
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 cup fine dry bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup marinara sauce, heated

Preparation:

Cut each piece of cheese in half crosswise. Place in freezer for about 30-40 minutes or until very firm.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.

Beat egg and egg white in small bowl. In larger bowl, combine bread crumbs, Italian seasoning, Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper.

Dip each piece of cheese in flour to coat, shaking off excess. Then dip in the egg, then in the bread crumb mixture to coat. Place on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 8-12 minutes or until golden brown. Serve immediately with the marinara sauce.

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