How to Make Mozzarella Sticks
Whether you like them as an appetizer to your favorite Italian meal or as part of a snack spread when you have the gang over to watch the game, it's worth learning how to make mozzarella sticks at home. They're way more flavorful that those frozen ones at the supermarket, and the texture blows away packaged versions. This recipe uses crushed Rice Krispies for a light and crispy coating, and the mozzarella sticks are cooked in the oven instead of the deep fryer. Serve them with a side of marinara sauce or salsa for dipping, and you've got a no muss, no fuss appetizer.
Hi, I'm Miranda. And, today I'm gonna show you to make cheese sticks. So, we're gonna be able to enjoy all that like tasty, delicious, satisfying crunch from this deep fried mozzarella cheese sticks without the fat from the deep frying. Who doesn't love that? I have our ingredients all laid out here so let's get cooking. So, we're gonna start with 4 cups of Rice Krispies, crunched and crashed down to one cup. Then, we have a half a teaspoon of garlic salt, a half a teaspoon of oregano, a quarter of a cup of all-purpose flour, 2 egg whites, 2 tablespoons of water and then 1/8 ounce block of mozzarella cheese. Okay, so we are gonna begin by adding in the oregano and the garlic salt here. Just mix this around, the crashed Rice Krispies. Awesome. And, then, I have these 2 shallow- you can either use like shallow bowls or pipe [unk] I have here 'cause we're gonna have a little assembly line. We're gonna do a little assembly line goodness. So, let's do the flour in one and then we'll add a water into our egg whites. Give that a nice little whip, mix it altogether and pour that here. Brilliant. Okay. Put that to the side and we can just sit those over here for a minute because we were gonna make our mozzarella sticks. So, this is fun. So, we are gonna make a total of 16. So, I'm gonna cut it in half here and then I need a total of 8 sticks on each side to make 16. Okay. And, then let's cut this into 4's. Beautiful and then so Look, we have 8 little cheese sticks and I'm just gonna do the same for this one. Okay, so I have my little assembly line and then over here I have a baking sheet lined with foil and then you know spray with cooking sprays which is nice and grease. The oven behind me is pre-heated to 400 degrees so let's get cooking. So, we're gonna begin by just dipping a cheese stick in flour, drenching it in the flour. Okay. And then we're gonna get our hands dirty. This is fun, should be fun thing for kids. Drop it in the egg mixture. Gonna make sure it's nice and coated, slippery. I'm warning you. Okay. And, then into the cereal mixture. Do not be shy. Fantastic. And, then flap it on here and we're just gonna continue until all of our cheese sticks are nice and covered. All right, so my cheese sticks are all ready to pop in the oven. So, we're gonna put them in the oven at 400 degrees for about 8 minutes until the cheese is nice and melted and gooey and the outsides are a little bit brown. So, who needs to go to a restaurant? Because look we have made our very own cheese sticks again with none of the fat from frying. We baked them, they're yummy, gooey, delicious. Now, for a little something different I have been them paired here with a little bit of salsa or you could do you know Marinara Pizza Sauce or just eat them plain but, make sure they're hot and make sure you enjoy your cheese sticks.
What You'll Need
- 4 cups Rice Krispies® (crushed to 1 cup)
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 egg whites
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 8 ounce package mozzarella cheese
Step By Step
Combine Kellogg's® Rice Krispies® cereal, garlic salt and oregano in pie plate or shallow bowl. Place flour in second pie plate or bowl. In third shallow container, beat egg whites and water with fork until thoroughly combined.
Cut cheese into 16 sticks approximately 2-3/4-inches long. Dip one stick cheese in flour, then in egg mixture, then cereal mixture. Carefully repeat dipping in egg mixture and cereal mixture to double coat completely. Place on foil-lined shallow baking pan coated with cooking spray. Coat remaining cheese using same method.
Bake at 400 degrees F about 8 minutes or until cheese is soft and sticks are lightly browned. Serve hot with pizza sauce or salsa, if desired.
Bookmark this recipe so you can find it quick the next time you're craving something deep fried! While it's true that cheese sticks are never going to win the "healthiest snack award," this version is considerably lighter than deep fried mozzarella sticks, and more forgiving to the waistline.
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 190, Fat, total (g) 6, chol. (mg) 20, sat. fat (g) 4, carb. (g) 21, pro. (g) 12, vit. A (IU) 194, sodium (mg) 460, calcium (mg) 252, iron (mg) 0, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet