I am literally jumping for JOY! Finally there are cheese sticks that this gluten free girl can eat. I am a lover of cheese. That might be my diet downfall at times.
However, these GLUTEN FREE BAKED Mozzarella sticks will have you jumping in exuberance too. They are lower in fat (totally baked) and there is no trace of wheat on them.
I paired these with my Zuppa Toscana soup the other night and it was suburb. I thought I was treating myself to a rich Italian dinner without the wheat or the fat! Let’s get cooking.
You will make these over and over again. My boyfriend (who is not gluten free – asked for them – two nights in a row!) I think that is saying something for these little scrumptious cheese sticks.
You will need: 6 low fat string cheese sticks, 2 cage free eggs, 1 cup gluten free flour, 1 cup baking corn flakes and 2 tbsp of Italian seasoning.
First, cut the string cheeses in half – this should yield 12 baby cheese sticks. Next pour the gluten free flour in one medium soup bowl, the corn flakes in another bowl (mix in the Italian seasoning with the baking flakes) and crack the eggs in a third bowl. You should have three bowls in front of you full of diverse ingredients.
Take one mini cheese stick and roll it first in the gluten free flour, then in the egg batter and finally in the corn flake, Italian seasoning mixture. Set aside in a separate container – and do this process to the remaining 11 sticks.
Set all of them in the freezer for about 10 minutes. This gives the batter a chance to stick on well.
Preheat the oven to 375 – and place the cheese sticks on a cookie sheet. Bake for about 8 minutes. Watch them frequently because they will cook quickly.
Serve with a bowl of marinara sauce. There you go, baked, gluten free mozzarella sticks. Simple, easy and delicious!