Baked Mozzarella Sticks
- 6 low-fat mozzarella string cheese (I used Frigo Cheese Heads)
- 2 tbsp. flour
- 1 egg, beaten
- 5 tbsp. panko Japanese breadcrumbs
- 1/2 tbsp. parsley, chopped
- 1/8 tsp. onion powder
- 1/8 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tbsp. parmesan cheese
Cut each string cheese in half, prodcuing 12 mini-sticks. Make an assembly line with flour in one small bowl, the egg in a small bowl, and mix the panko, parsley, onion powder, garlic powder, and parmesan together in the last small bowl.
Roll the cheese in the flour, shaking off any excess flour. Now coat it in the egg. Let the excess egg drip off and then roll it in the panko mix. Continue this until all cheese is coated in breadcrumbs.
Store them in the freezer before cooking, or you will have a horrible cheesy mess when you take them out of the oven. You can store them to serve at a later date, or at least let them freeze for a couple of hours before cooking.
When you are ready to bake, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and coat with cooking spray. Place the frozen sticks on the prepared baking sheet and spray the tops with a little more cooking spray.
Bake for 4 to 5 minutes, turn over and cook for another 4 to 5 minutes. Watch them closely as not to burn them. Serve with marinara sauce of you choice.