Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Baked Mozzarella Sticks

Another favorite of mine has always been fried cheese - so this is a healthier version of those too. You can serve them with your favorite marinara sauce for dipping.

Baked Mozzarella Sticks
Courtesy of dLife.com
Yield: 6 servings

12 ounces cheese, mozzarella, string, sticks, reduced fat, low moisture
1 egg
1 teaspoon dry italian seasoning
4 ounces bread crumbs, white, very low sodium (or panko)

Position rack in upper third of oven and preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray lightly with cooking spray.

Remove cheese from packaging and set aside. In a small bowl, whisk egg until foamy. In small nonstick skillet, mix italian seasoning with bread crumbs and place over medium heat. Cook and stir bread crumbs until lightly browned, about 5 minutes.

Dip one piece of string cheese in egg until coated and then into toasted bread crumbs, coating completely. Redip the string cheese in egg and again into bread crumbs, if desired. Place on baking sheet. Repeat with remaining string cheese and place on baking sheet 1 1/2 inches apart. Spray string cheese lightly with cooking spray.

Bake 5-6 minutes or until heated through.

Nutritional Info: (makes 6 servings)
Calories: 169.6
Total Carbs: 7g
Dietary Fiber: .2g
Sugars: .4g
Total Fat: 7.9g
Saturated Fat: 4.4g
Unsaturated Fat: 3.5g
Potassium: 21.3mg
Protein: 17.9g
Sodium: 500mg
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