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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Kitchen World: Homemade Mozzarella Sticks


I started looking on Pinterest for lunch inspiration. Homemade mozzarella sticks jumped out at me. I looked to check if I had all of the ingredients and sure enough I did. I am learning how to throw things together to make wonderful food, by myself, but I can follow a recipe well. Let the cooking begin!

I think this recipe is useful because most of these ingredients are staples in my home. We always have milk and eggs on hand: usually we have crackers and cheese too.
Also, this isn't exactly healthy, but it is more healthy then running to your local fast food restaurant and getting something fried, it satisfies that craving, and it isn't even fried, it is baked!

Ingredients:
String cheese (I didn't have string cheese so I used an
eight oz block of cheese I had)
You can use whatever type of cheese you would like. 
1-2 cups flour
Two eggs
A little milk
Bread Crumbs (I used crushed Oyster Crackers that I had in the cabinets.
 You could use croutons, or any cracker.) 
Seasoning (I used Italian Seasoning because my husband loves it) You can use as much or as little as you would like.
Directions:
1. Cut your string cheese in halves. (As many as you want) Or cut your block of cheese into medium sized rectangles
2. Get your flour into a bowl
3. Whisk your 2 eggs and a little milk (about the consistency of how you would make an omelet)
4. Get your bread crumbs into a bowl (I had to crush the oyster crackers at this step so if you are using a bread crumb substitute fix it up now)
5. Get whatever plate you are using ready. (I used my oven safe plate for the first time, I loved it)
6.Grab one of your cheese sticks and role it in the flour
7. Get it saturated with your egg and milk mixture
8. Role it in the bread crumbs and put it on your plate
9. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
Here is a step by step picture walk








I have this little mallet that comes off of the rod that I used to crush the Oyster Crackers.

Italian Seasoning



I made a little mozzarella station. Cheese, flour, eggs and milk, bread crumbs, and then the plate.




Put it in the bread crumbs it seemed to work better when I would pile the bread crumbs around the cheese rather than role it in them.




Put them in the oven.


They came out all oozed together so I just let them cool a little bit then
took a knife and cut them apart.


And voila

Then I got a can of tomato sauce and jazzed it up by putting some Italian Seasoning into it and I just warmed it up in the microwave.

We ate it for lunch with a sandwich consisting of whole wheat bread, tuna, wild rice, a little cheese, tomato, and for some added protein for my hubby he got an egg on his. (It was actually the left over egg from the mozzarella sticks. My grandma says, "It doesn't matter what comes in the home, it matters what goes out of it.") Then we had some cantaloupe on the side. For our drink we had a little bit of organic cherry juice as our flavoring for our water.


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