While the upcoming football festivities are practically the biggest night in February (sorry Valentine's Day), it doesn't mean Christmas and New Year's didn't happen. Or your New Year's resolution.
If you're having trouble sticking to the eating healthy promises you've made, having healthy and delicious appetizers on game day could save you some Monday morning dejection...depending on who your team is of course.
Our first recipe is Skinny Baked Mozzerella Sticks
What you'll need:
What you'll do:
-Cut cheese in half to give you 24 pieces. Place cheese in the freezer until cheese is frozen.
-In small bowl, whisk the egg. Place the flour on another small dish. In separate bowl,combine bread crumbs, panko, parmesan cheese and dried parsley.
-Dip the frozen sticks in flour, shaking off excess, then into the egg, then coat with the crumbs.Repeat this process with the remaining cheese placing them on a tray with wax paper. Place cheese back into the freezer until ready to bake (this is a must or they will melt before the crumbs get golden).
-When ready to bake preheat oven to 400° F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and lightly spray with oil.
-Place frozen cheese sticks on baking sheet. Spray the tops of the mozzarella sticks with a little more oil and bake in the bottom third of your oven until crisp, about 4 to 5 minutes. Turn and bake an additional 4 - 5 minutes watching them closely so they don't melt.
Skinnytaste.com even verifies the ooey-gooeyness of this healthy treat.