Baked Mozzarella Sticks

So, I just realized that my last posts have all been food related… I guess that’s what happens when you are stuck a home for a few days! Here is a lighter recipe that we made tonight. Travis and I are currently all about easy and CHEAP eating. We are planning a summer vacation and I would much rather spend money to ride a gondola through the city of Venice than eat out at Applebee’s. So here’s an easy, cheap, and light recipe:

Baked Mozzarella Sticks

Start with unwrapping and slicing some string cheese sticks. I cut 8 sticks into thirds, but you could cut them in half if you want bigger sticks or smaller if you want more bite sized.

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Then, place the cheese into a plastic bag.

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Important step!!! Put the bag with the cheese in the freezer for 30 minutes! If you don’t do this, you mozzarella sticks will melt in the oven before they are done. Uno loves cheese and would not leave me alone while I was making these!

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Once cheese is frozen, dump a tablespoon or so of flour in the bag and shake until the cheese pieces are covered in flour.

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Next, crack and whip an egg in a bowl. Then put about 1 cup breadcrumbs in another bowl. I used whole wheat breadcrumbs, but anything you have on hand should work.

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Next comes the messy part. Drop the cheese bits into the egg, making sure they get fully coated. Then drop in the breadcrumbs, once again making sure they get fully coated. If you really hate the messiness of the egg,I have heard this recipe done with milk before too, so that might be less messy.

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As you are finishing the mozzarella sticks, place on a greased baking sheet.

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Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes. The mozzarella sticks should look medium to dark brown.

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Serve with warm pizza sauce.

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I had all the ingredients to make these on hand, making them easy and cheap! We also made pizza roll ups using crescent rolls, pepperoni, and the other part of the string cheese (baked on the same baking sheet for the same amount of time).

I promise my next post will not be food related! Have a great weekend!

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