Deceptively Delicious Mozzarella Sticks


  • 1 cup whole-wheat breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 cup shredded, part-skim mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup cauliflower purée
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

    How to make it 

  • 1

    On large sheet of waxed paper or aluminum foil, toss breadcrumbs with flaxseed meal and sesame seeds.

  • 2

    In large bowl, stir together mozzarella, cauliflower purée and cornstarch until well combined. Shape into eight 2 x 1/2 inch logs. Gently roll in breadcrumbs, then wrap in aluminum foil or waxed paper and freeze for 20 minutes.

  • 3

    Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and set over medium-high heat. When pan is hot, add oil. Arrange mozzarella sticks in pan in a single layer, being careful not to crowd them. Cook 3 to 4 minutes, turning occasionally, until crumb coating begins to brown. Sprinkle with salt and serve warm. Makes 8 mozzarella sticks.

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