Faux Fried Cheese Sticks

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Faux Fried Cheese Sticks

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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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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!
    96 of 96 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
    65 of 65 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
    60 of 60 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!
    49 of 66 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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