Baked Mozzarella Bites
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1/3 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 3 sticks mozzarella string cheese
- 1 large egg, whisked
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Cut string cheese into 1-inch pieces, then place in the freezer. Meanwhile, toast panko in a pan over medium heat for about 2 minutes, stirring often. Place the toasted panko in a shallow dish. Remove cheese portions from the freezer. Roll each piece first in the cornstarch, followed by the whisked egg and then the panko. Place the coated sticks onto a baking sheet coated with nonstick spray. Bake for 3 minutes or until the cheese is soft, testing with a toothpick. Be careful not to overcook the cheese, or it will lose its shape.