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Baked Mozz Sticks
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Baked Mozz Sticks

Servings 12 Sticks

Ingredients

Mozzarella Sticks Ingredients

  • 1 Egg
  • 2 Tbs All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tbs Italian Bread Crumbs
  • 2 Tbs Panko Crumbs
  • 1 Tbs Dried Parsley
  • Pinch Black Pepper
  • 1/2 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 6 Part Skim Mozzarella Sticks cut in half and frozen
  • 1 Tbs Butter
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese as desired for Garnish

Pizza Sauce Dip Ingredients

  • 1 Tbs Olive Oil
  • 1 Clove Garlic minced
  • 1 Roma Tomato diced
  • 1/2 Can Tomato Paste 3Oz
  • 1/4 Tsp Oregano
  • 1/4 Tsp Sugar
  • Dash Salt
  • Dash Pepper

Instructions

Mozz Stick Instructions

  • Whisk the egg in a bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the flour.
  • In a 3rd bowl, stir together the bread crumbs, panko crumbs, parsley, pepper and garlic powder.
  • Dip each halved mozzarella stick in the flour, shaking off any excess.
  • Then dip the mozzarella into the egg and the crumb mixture.
  • Repeat with all mozzarella.
  • Line mozzarella sticks on tray lined with wax paper.
  • Freeze 1 hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 400°.
  • Line a baking sheet with foil and lightly spray with cooking spray.
  • Place the mozzarella sticks on the sheet about an inch apart.
  • Melt the butter and drizzle over the sticks.
  • Bake on the middle rack for 3 minutes.
  • Flip and bake for 3 more minutes.
  • After removing from the oven, sprinkle lightly with parmesan cheese to Garnish.
  • Allow to cool before eating. The cheese will be hot!

Pizza Sauce Dip Instructions

  • Heat olive oil and garlic over medium heat for 1-2 minutes. Stirring frequently.
  • Heat olive oil and garlic over medium heat for 1-2 minutes. Stirring frequently.
  • Crush the diced tomato and add to the garlic.
  • Stir in the tomato paste, oregano, sugar, salt and pepper.
  • Cover and bring to a simmer.
  • Turn the heat to low and simmer for 8-10 minutes.
  • Stirring Occasionally.
  • Serve on the side of the Mozz Sticks and Enjoy!

Notes

Freeze the mozzarella sticks overnight to ensure fully frozen through.
These mozzarella sticks are heavily seasoned when combined with the dipping sauce. It is a delicious concoction, but reduce the amounts if you have a more sensitive palate when it comes to spices.
Be careful when you take the first bite - the cheese is hot!
Throw in any of your favorite seasonings to the Pizza Sauce Dip. There is so much flavor in the dip and mozzarella combo, make it your own.