If you have kids, you probably have some cheese sticks in your refrigerator. If you’ve never tried making your own mozzarella sticks before this recipe is not only super easy to make, but much healthier than those mozzarella cheese sticks you get in the frozen food section of your local grocery store. These are perfect any day of the week, but especially for Super Bowl Sunday.
8 cheese sticks, cut in half
1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
1 egg, beaten
2 tablespoons flour
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese, shredded
Marinara sauce for dipping
Unwrap cheese sticks, cut in half and place on a lined cookie sheet. Place cheese sticks on lined cookie sheet and freeze. Once the cheese sticks are frozen, preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Grab 3 cereal bowls.
In bowl #1 crack egg, discard shells, whisk egg and set aside.
In bowl #2 place 2 tablespoons flour in bowl and set aside.
In bowl #3 mix together Panko bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning and set aside.
One at a time, roll cheese sticks in flour, than egg mixture and finally Panko mixture. Placed coated mozzarella sticks on a lined cookie sheet or silpat and baked at 400 degrees for 5 minutes on each side.
Special Note – Cheese sticks MUST BE FROZEN for this to work. If your cheese is not frozen, it will just melt into a gooey mess in your oven.