Mozzarella Sticks

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Roxanne Moore from Sodexo and helper, Phoebe, demonstrate how to make mozzarella sticks that are high in calcium and baked, not fried.

    Roxanne Moore: Hi! I am Roxanne Moore with Sodexo and with me today is Phoebe. And together we are going to be making a recipe that can be used either as a snack or as a side item with your meal. This recipe also contains a very important ingredient called calcium. So Phoebe, do you have any idea why calcium at so important? Phoebe: I think calcium is a part of our bones, so it does help keep our bones strong and healthy. Roxanne Moore: That's absolutely right Phoebe! Calcium is very important for growing bones. So, do you have any ideas what foods contain calcium?

    Phoebe: Milk, cheese and Yoghurt. Roxanne Moore: Right again, and I would except that you know this since your grandparents live on a dairy farm. So, we are going to go ahead and show folks how to use dairy foods to make some nice snack and/or side items for their meals. So, what are we going to make today?

    Phoebe: Mozzarella stick. Kids will love them and parents will like the fact that they are baked, not fired. Roxanne Moore: Then let's get started. I'll pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees.

    Phoebe: We need to stick the cheese sticks in the freezer for about 20 minutes, while they are freezing, whisk 3 large eggs with the fork until they are well blended, and then in another bowl mix 1 cup plain breadcrumbs with 1/2 a teaspoon of dried oregano, 1/2 a teaspoon basil and 1/2 a teaspoon parsley. When the mozzarella sticks are ready, dip them into the eggs, then into the seasoned breadcrumbs, you want to do this twice for each mozzarella stick to make sure they are well coated with the breadcrumbs. Then we will place the mozzarella sticks on a baking sheets that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Then you also want to spray them on to the mozzarella sticks slightly. Roxanne Moore: I'll place them in the oven, how long do they bake for? Phoebe: About 5 to 8 minutes or until lightly browned.

    Roxanne Moore: Thank you Phoebe so much for helping us to make this calcium rich snack and/or side for any meal. This recipe provides about 15% of your daily value for calcium, a very important bone strengthening mineral. So, we hope that you too enjoy making these mozzarella sticks in your home.