I hope the horrible stories I have been telling lately are not ruining my reputation! That is, as much as I have a reputation, or one that could be ruined.
This week I “splurged” (with coupons and a sale at Meijer) on some mozzarella sticks, for the sole purpose of making baked mozzarella sticks to dip in marinara sauce! As you can see, as far as dipping goes they left a lot to be desired.
This is how I ruined these:
1. I didn’t follow a recipe, because I’ve seen lots of recipes for these lately and they all seem the same. They also seemed really, really simple, but I now know that they really are not. Or else people are being misleading about their recipes, which is also quite possible I suppose.
2. I cut the cheese sticks in half, dipped them in egg, then in flour, then in seasoned breadcrumbs I made by crushing some of my homemade croutons with a rolling pin. I thought that seemed like the right course of action, but apparently it was very wrong.
3. I baked them on a greased cookie sheet for about 6 minutes. They were a total failure. We had to eat them with forks. Mozzarella sticks are not meant to be eaten with forks.
Once again, I have failed as a food blogger!! I need help!! How do you make these work??