Cheese Sticks - "Fried"
- 4 light string cheese sticks
- 1 T flour
- 1 c panko (Japanese bread crumbs)
- 1/2 c egg substitute (or 2 egg whites)
- 1 1/2 T Italian Herb Seasoning Blend
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Pour the flour onto a small plate.
Cut the cheese sticks in half. Roll each cheese stick in the flour.
Place breadcrumbs and Italian herb blend in a small container with a lid or zipper-top bag; set aside. Pour egg substitute into a shallow dish. Using one hand, roll the floured cheese sticks in the egg mixture. One at a time, using your other (dry) hand, transfer the cheese sticks to the bread crumb mixture and shake to coat. Using the dry hand, remove from the crumb mixture and place on the baking pan. Continue until all cheese sticks are breaded. Spritz each cheese stick with cooking spray. Bake for 10 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and melted.
If desired, dunk these cheese sticks in low-sodium tomato sauce (calories not included).