Friday, August 27, 2010

Mozzarella Sticks

Recipe From: Parents Magazine
1 egg
tsp water
cup panko bread crumbs
tsp Italian seasoning
Shake of pepper
pieces mozzarella string cheese
tbsp flour

In a small bowl, beat egg and water. Place panko, Italian seasoning, and pepper in a separate dish. Coat cheese sticks in flour, then dip in egg mixture and the breading. Cover and chill for at least 4 hours. Place on an ungreased baking sheet and bake, uncovered, at 450°F for 5 minutes, until warm, then run under the broiler quickly to brown. Cool before serving.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Basil Pesto

Recipe From: ??
I don't really know how to use this, but I have an enormous basil plant growing in the garden. I have it all in the freezer until I can find a recipe.

3 garlic cloves
2 cups fresh basil leaves (stems removed)
3 tbsp pine nuts
salt & pepper
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup parmesan cheese

In a food processor mince garlic. Next, add the basil leaves, pine nuts, and salt & pepper. Run processor and slowly drizzle in the olive oil until all ingredients are pureed. Scrape down the side and add the cheese and mix. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use. Keeps for 2-3 days...but also freezes well.