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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 145.2
  • Total Fat: 2.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 10.0 mg
  • Sodium: 340.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 15.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 15.4 g

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Faux Fried Cheese Sticks

Submitted by: CHEF_MEG
Faux Fried Cheese Sticks

Introduction

We cut the grease and used reduced-fat string cheese to re-create a pub favorite.

We cut the grease and used reduced-fat string cheese to re-create a pub favorite.


Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    4 reduced-fat string cheese sticks
    1 tablespoon flour
    1 cup panko (Japanese bread crumbs)
    1/2 cup egg substitute (or 2 egg whites)
    1 1/2 tablespoon Italian Herb Seasoning Blend

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Pour the flour onto a small plate.

Cut the cheese sticks in half. Roll the cheese sticks in the flour.

Place the breadcrumbs and Italian herbs in a small container with a lid or zip-top bag and set aside.

Pour the egg substitute into a shallow dish. Using one hand, roll the floured cheese sticks in the egg mixture. One at a time, using your other (dry) hand, transfer the cheese sticks to the bread crumb mixture and shake to coat. Using the dry hand, remove from the crumb mixture and place on the baking pan.

Continue until all the cheese sticks are breaded.

Spritz each cheese stick with cooking spray. Bake for 10 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and melted.

If desired, dunk these cheese sticks in low-sodium tomato sauce (calories not included).

Makes 4 two-stick servings.







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  • Incredible!
    88 of 88 people found this review helpful
    These were great. My tip is to freeze them first after you bread, and then pop them in the oven whenever. That way they wont "deflate" as much. Also, I never input this directly into my tracker because I only use 1/4 cup of panko and one egg white which is plenty for four sticks of cheese. - 9/1/10

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  • Very Good
    62 of 62 people found this review helpful
    Worked ok. Double coating the sticks worked much better and it took 5 minutes in an electric oven. The double coating also helps to keep it from melting as fast. With only one coat they melted in 3 minutes. Used the same proccess on sliced zuchinni and it turned out great! - 8/24/10

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  • Very Good
    58 of 58 people found this review helpful
    These are nice and crispy, and the flavor is excellent. I had them with 1/4 cup Catelli Basil Garlic Pizza sauce on the side and felt like I was being very indulgent. I would have given 5 stars but the cooking time of 10 mins is way to long. A lot of the cheese had melted out the ends by then. - 2/25/10

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  • Incredible!
    50 of 53 people found this review helpful
    yum..they even get crispy!! - 9/24/09

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  • Incredible!
    47 of 63 people found this review helpful
    Re the comment about 150 calories in one cheese stick- the serving size is for 2 cheese sticks. Light string cheese has only 60 calories, 2 would be 120, so the extra 30 calories isn't bad. You could cut the serving down to one if you think it's too much. - 2/19/10

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  • Incredible!
    36 of 37 people found this review helpful
    Made for guests tonight, turned out perfect! I dipped in flour(used wheat flour), then egg, then panko mixture, after all were dipped, I repeated the process...then put them in covered container in frig overnight...served them with homemade marinara dipping sauce...real hit with all my guests!!! - 2/21/10

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  • Very Good
    32 of 35 people found this review helpful
    I Made this and it was amazing!!!! i love anything dealing with cheese and this was great. - 9/26/09

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  • 29 of 31 people found this review helpful
    Tried this recipe today and tasted really good but I think that the calories listed are more than I calculated. There was enough panko / egg whites to make 3 times the cheese sticks. I paired it with a 1/4 cup of Hunts Garlic / Herb spagetti sauce (only 20 calories) and even my 4 year old liked it - 2/20/10

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  • 29 of 76 people found this review helpful
    I love cheese sticks, but still 150 cal in 1 stick, 1 serving, I would be afraid to make these, i'd eat too many. - 10/3/09

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  • Incredible!
    26 of 28 people found this review helpful
    This was so easy to make and tasted fantastic! My teenager LOVED them. We ate them with pizza sauce. YUMMY! - 2/20/10

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  • Very Good
    19 of 20 people found this review helpful
    Just made these today, and they are very tasty! I used whole beaten eggs because I didn't have Egg Beaters. The only significant change I made was I added some Italian bread crumbs to the panko, I think it helped the texture. I baked them at 400 for 10-12 minutes. Yummy! - 2/28/10

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  • Incredible!
    18 of 18 people found this review helpful
    Fantastic! Will for sure make again. Like others I had tons of mixture left over. Cook time was more like 5 minutes, really keep an eye on them! - 8/16/10

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  • 17 of 33 people found this review helpful
    I question the calorie count on this - the difference is probably nominal, since most of the calories are coming from the cheese. Not all of the flour, egg, panko or herbs are used. The additional calories are being counted, but not consumed. Dangerous for people strick on 1200 calories daily. - 3/6/10

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  • Incredible!
    14 of 16 people found this review helpful
    Love-em -- and ground-up fiber cereal is good instead of bread crumbs - 4/20/10

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  • 13 of 16 people found this review helpful
    I would keep the (bare) cheese sticks refrigerated until just ready to use them, or poss put them in freezer for few minutes right before baking to firm them and help lessen the melting. I've made a similiar recipe, but I like her healthier version better. I''m off to find her herb seasoning recipe - 4/22/10

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  • 13 of 35 people found this review helpful
    These sound so good, but afraid I would not stop at one. Chef Meg - can you come live at my house and do the cooking for me? - 1/22/10

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  • Very Good
    13 of 21 people found this review helpful
    great cheese sticks - 10/3/09

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  • 12 of 12 people found this review helpful
    Don't be silly like me and try to cut calories by cutting up a block of fat free mozzarella! It didn't work out too well lol. String cheese and regular mozzarella are 2 different things. - 9/29/10

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  • 12 of 13 people found this review helpful
    Maybe its me...but ours didn't turn out looking anything like the picture and we tried twice. The panko crumbs don't brown. They do have a little bit of crunch to them but I'd have to really be craving cheese sticks to redo this one. - 8/9/10

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  • Very Good
    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
    Made for a Superbowl snack, these were delicious! - 2/7/10

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
    wow these taste awesome! Great alternative to the frozen one's or from a restaurant. Nice crispy outside too. Will make again for sure! - 2/2/10

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
    this recipe was totally easy to make and tasted even better than getting mozzerella sticks in a restaurant because it wasn't greasy. - 2/1/10

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 27 people found this review helpful
    i love cheese stick thanks !!! - 10/3/09

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  • Very Good
    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty, with a reasonable calorie count when compared to the really thing. - 3/3/10

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  • Very Good
    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
    I have sent this to all of my friends! I think it is a winner! Love cheese anyway, but this makes it not too bad and able to fit within my calorie range. YUM! - 2/19/10

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