Makes 24 pieces, 12 servings (2 sticks each)
part-skim mozzarella string cheese
1 large egg
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup Italian
1/4 cup panko
1 Tablespoon dried
and/or Ranch dressing, for serving
and cut cheese in half to give you 24 pieces. Freeze cheese until hard and frozen,
about 30 minutes.
In three separate shallow dishes, place egg, flour and breadcrumbs, each in
their own dish. Whisk egg. To breadcrumbs dish, add panko, parmesan and
Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with nonstick cooking
spray. Dip frozen cheese sticks in flour, shaking off excess, then into the
egg, then coat with the crumbs. Repeat for each cheese stick, placing them on the
lined baking sheet. Freeze on sheet at least 15 minutes, or until ready to bake
(this is a must or they will melt
before the crumbs get golden).
When ready to bake, preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Arrange oven rack in the
bottom third of your oven.
Bake 4 to 5 minutes, turn sticks over, and bake an additional 4-5 minutes, watching
sticks closely so they don't melt. Serve hot with marinara sauce or Ranch
dressing for dipping.