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Baked Whole Grain Mozzarella Sticks Recipe + 5 Fun facts you need to know about cheese!

This recipe for baked mozzarella sticks is a real treat! Crispy on the outside and gooey and stringy in the middle, these are the perfect after-school snacks and great for game days and parties. So much better than store bought, this homemade version of a party food favorite will be a hit with the whole family!

Ingredients

  • 6 slice bread, sprouted, whole grain
  • 2 tablespoon Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup flour, whole wheat
  • 8 stick string cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • Place the frozen bread in a blender or food processor, add the italian seasoning and pulse until uniform medium crumbs form.
  • Stir in cheese and olive oil.
  • Place the breadcrumb mixture in a small but wide dish. In another dish, add the egg, fork-whisked with a tablespoon of water. In a third dish, place the flour.
  • Unwrap the cheese sticks, and roll each one first in the flour, then the egg, then the breadcrumbs. Make sure each stick is well coated, then place it on a greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake 6-7 minutes, checking frequently, until cheese is just melted but not too runny.
  • Serve hot with marinara sauce for dipping.

And If you are you a cheese lover, here are 5 Interesting Facts about Cheese that you probably didn’t know before reading this!

1. Cheese existed before written language did.

Ancient cheese strainers found in Poland suggest it dates back to at least 7,500 years ago. And murals found in Egyptian tombs from 4,000 years ago show cheese and the art of cheese making.

2. It takes about 10 pounds of milk to make just 1 pound of cheese!

That’s right, it’s a lot of milk! But if you have a lot of extra milk making cheese is a great way to utilize it.

For example a farmer made over 500 lbs of cheese! That means it took about 5,000 lbs of milk to make that much cheese! 

Just for comparison your average bathtub holds about 42 gallons of water.

3. There are about 2,000 varieties of cheese. (Thank you, cheese gods.)

4. Queen Victoria (1819—1901) was given the greatest wedding gift of all: a giant wheel of cheddar cheese that weighed over 1,000 pounds.

5. People who love cheese are called turophiles. 

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