Have I mentioned that cheese is quite possibly my FAVORITE food group? I love cheese. Even more when that cheese is coated in breadcrumbs and fried – or in this case, baked. My Baked Mozz Sticks are so full of flavor. Usually, I like my mozz sticks with a big helping of ranch, but I made this Pizza Sauce Dip that’s fully seasoned and compliments the Baked Mozz Sticks so well.
To start, make sure those mozzarella string cheese sticks are fully frozen. I like to cut them and then put in the freezer overnight. The next day, you’ll whisk the egg and set up the flour and breadcrumbs in their own bowls. I add the seasonings to the breadcrumbs, this is your last chance to decide how much flavor you want! It may not seem like the amounts listed are much, but they pack a real punch to your taste buds when combined with the Pizza Sauce Dip. Next, dip the mozzarella halves like a Milanese – first in the flour, then the egg, then the crumb mixture.
Freeze the sticks for another hour. Before you bake, melt and drizzle the butter over the sticks. Bake for a total of six minutes, flipping after three. To Garnish, sprinkle with parmesan cheese. These are super hot from the oven, so let them cool a bit before you dig in.
Now, you’re gonna need a dip for those tasty mozz sticks. I winged this Pizza Sauce Dip and was not disappointed. The flavors of garlic in the dip compliments the seasonings in the bread crumbs on the mozz sticks. I’m salivating just thinking about the combination now…
The Pizza Sauce Dip is pretty simple to make, too. It’s just a few steps! Cook the garlic in the olive oil over medium for a couple minutes, then add in crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, and seasonings. Stir it all in well, cover and simmer on low. When you serve, you can sprinkle a bit of parmesan for Garnish.