Mozzarella Sticks

Recipe Ingredients:
2 eggs
1 tbsp. water
1 cup dry bread crumbs
1-1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/8 tsp. pepper
12 sticks string cheese*
3 tbsp. flour
1 tbsp. butter, melted
1 cup marinara or spaghetti sauce

1. In a small bowl, beat eggs and water. In a plastic bag, combine bread crumbs, Italian seasoning, garlic powder and pepper. Coat cheese sticks in flour, then dip in egg mixture and bread crumb mixture. Repeat egg and bread crumb coatings.
2. Cover and chill for at least 4 hours, or overnight (this step is very important, or the cheese will melt and flatten during baking).
3. Place on an ungreased baking sheet; drizzle with melted butter. Bake, uncovered, at 400ยบ for 6 to 8 minutes or until heated through. Allow to stand 3 minutes before serving. Use marinara or spaghetti sauce for dipping.
4 appetizer servings.
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