Baked Cheese Slices

Baked Cheese Slices

Don’t you just love cheese sticks?  Fried with the cheese melted and pulling away with each bite?  I know I do!  I made mozzarella cheese ricotta also, the other day and 2% at that!  It’s been a couple of days and I needed to use it as I don’t know how long it will last.  

Fried wasn’t really how I wanted to make these…baked was the way for me.  They turned out great.  Crunchy on the outside and melted, hot cheese on the inside without the greasy mess that accompanies being fried.  Here’s to making cheese and then baking it!  

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Baked Cheese Slices

  • mozzarella cheese, preferably homemade, cut in thick slices
  • egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon water for each egg
  • flour
  • panko, seasoned
  • Slice cheese into thick slices.
  • Beat egg and water together.
  • Put flour in bag or container.
  • Put seasoned panko in bag or container. 
  • Spritz or spray cookie sheet with olive oil.
  • Toss cheese in flour.
  • Dip in egg wash.

Toss or pat in panko.  Make certain all the cheese is covered.

Let sit for at least 15 minutes.

Place on greased cookie sheet.  Place under broiler…watching very carefully.  Flip when top starts to brown. Done when brown.

Alternately, cook in a 350F oven until top is brown, flip and cook until brown.

Easiest Marinara Sauce Ever

1 can Hunt’s Diced Tomatoes with Garlic, Basil and Oregano

Puree.  Heat to boil 2-3 minutes.  Cool to room temperature.