a reply to: AugustusMasonicus
How did you prepare them and what makes them 'skinny'?
The 'skinny' is my take on trying to shave the calories and bake them also, smaller serving sizes. With colder weather around the corner and not
easily motivated to be outside, as in the warmer months, extra fat and calories aren't needed. Basketball season is ramping up so, that will help
I should've written the recipe down as I went along but, basically
Good block of mozzarella (I've tried it with string cheese...bleh, not recommended)
Cut it into 1 oz portions (or sticks) and then cut them in half again (now they are bites).
Place them on a baking sheet sprayed with canola oil and freeze for at least an hour.
Prepare three bowls.
seasoned bread crumbs and panko crumbs (mixed together)
*Regarding the crumbs and panko, you certainly can use pre seasoned or I prefer to season myself with just a basic italian blend of dried herbs and
garlic and onion powder.
Dip each frozen bite into the flour, then the egg and then the bread crumb mixture and place back on the pan.
Freeze again, about 30 minutes.
Bake at 400 F for about 4 minutes per side. I bake one side, freeze again for 15 minutes, flip them and then bake the other side.
Bag and freeze extras.
Tip. Make sure each bite is coated completely or you will have a melted glob of cheese. Also, it is more labor intensive than opening a bag but, more
fun for everyone and you must freeze them at each interval, trust me.
So, my math isn't strong but I figure I've halved the calories of the frozen ones.