Thursday, May 5, 2011

(Faux) Mozzarella Sticks for Dinner

Since it was just us girls last night, I made another meatless meal that doesn't go over so well with Mr.Blondie. He's missing out. We think it's delish.


Biting into the crispy, seasoned crust that's been dipped in warm marinara sauce will make you think you're eating a mozzarella stick. They may not be as ooey and gooey as the real thing, but you can feel good about not eating sticks of fat that have been deep fried in fat :p

Tofu is already an inexpensive protein source, but if your supermarket carries Nasoya brand, get an even better deal on it with this coupon.

Here's is all you need to do to make these "mozzarella sticks":

Press a block of extra firm tofu for 30 minutes to drain the excess liquid, then slice it into sticks. Combine breads crumbs and grated paremesan cheese in a bowl along with some italian seasoning, salt, pepper, garlic. Lightly whip 3 egg whites in a separate bowl. Dip each stick in the egg whites then dredge in the breading.

Place the sticks on a foil lined baking sheet coated with non-stick cooking spray. Spray the tops with extra cooking spray before putting them into the oven. Bake at 425 for 15 minutes. Turn up the temp to 475 and bake for an additional 5 minutes or until tops are browned and crispy. Serve with a side of warm marina sauce.

10 comments:

  1. I love tofu! I have a feeling that I will be trying this recipe out soon. :)

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  2. Those look and sound awesome!

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  3. Looks good. What a bonus for me because Snoopy has lactose issues and we have to be super stingy on dairy. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. While I am not a huge fan of tofu...this recipe makes me want to give it another try!

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  5. ohhh those sounds really yummy! I would not have thought to use tofu like that. I will have to try these out!

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  6. tofu mozz sticks? ingenious. i wonder if my husband would know what it was if i didn't tell him. ha!

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  7. The parmesan in the breading keeps you from being a complete fraud...there is some actual cheese in there. It's just enough to make them taste rich and satisfying.

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  8. I told DH that tofu is the one food I don't believe tastes good as a substitute. Maybe I'll try this recipe though. They sure do look like real mozarella sticks.

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  9. Just make the slices thin...like a 1/4" thick. The tofu basically serves as a vehicle for the breading and marinara.

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  10. Genius! I can't wait to give these a try!

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