Better Than Fried Mozzarella Sticks
- 12 sticks part-skim mozzarella string cheese
- 3 Tbsp flour
- 2 egg whites, slightly beaten
- 1 Tbsp. water
- 2 cups panko bread crumbs
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 2 tsp. dried oregano
- 1/4 tsp. ground pepper
- 1/8 tsp. chili powder
- non-stick cooking spray
- 1 cup marinara sauce,warmed
Remove string cheese from individual packaging, and freeze for one hour.
Set oven rack to lower third and preheat broiler on high.
Place flour in a shallow bowl. Beat egg whites and water, and place in a shallow bowl. Mix panko with the rest of the dry ingredients and place into a third shallow bowl. Remove cheese from freezer, coat with flour, dip into egg whites, and then coat withe he panko crumb mixture. Carefully place them on a dish or cutting board and spray with the non-stick spray. Place on an ungreased baking sheet and broil for 2-3 minutes until browned. Using tongs, flip each stick carefully and broil for 1-2 minutes until browned. Remove from oven onto a plate and allow to rest for 2-3 minutes before serving with marinara sauce.