So I tried this recipe from Recipe Diaries, which she got from Taste of Home, and it didn’t quite turn out how I thought it would. When I think of mozzarella sticks, I think of ooey gooey cheese that strings on for days. My cheese didn’t exactly melt in the middle of these sticks. I used string cheese, as the recipe calls for, but I think it would work a lot better if I used sticks of real block cheese. The sticks tasted good, they just didn’t mimic the original deep fried version I was craving.
Jason really liked them so I think I’ll try it again using some of the incredible Mississippi State Cheese we got for Christmas.
If you make them, let me know how you liked them/modified them… I really want this healthier version to work!
Baked Mozzarella Sticks
4 pieces of string cheese cut in half
4 egg roll wrappers cut in half
marinara, spaghetti sauce, salsa, or ranch
Place a piece of string cheese near the bottom corner of one egg roll wrapper (keep remaining wrappers covered with a damp paper towel until ready to use). Fold bottom corner over cheese. Roll up halfway; fold sides toward center over cheese. Moisten remaining corner with water; roll up tightly to seal. Repeat with remaining wrappers and cheese. Brush cheese sticks with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes. Turn and bake for another 5 minutes. Serve with sauce of choice. Yum!