You haven't eaten fried mozzarella sticks until you've tried these mozzarella sticks, breaded with light, crispy Panko bread crumbs. Pay attention to the breading process---you can repeat it with zucchini spears, sweet potato sticks, chicken tenders, raw shrimp. Anything that needs breading. Panko crumbs for President!
Spring onions are those that have been harvested early-they look like scallions with large white bulbs. If they're unavailable, use Vidalia onions. Rotini (corkscrew pasta) will work in place of fusilli.
Though filling enough as a main dish, you can also serve smaller portions of this creamy, cheesy casserole as a tasty side to scrambled eggs. We enjoyed the way the Classic Melts cheese blend melted over the casserole; substitute cheddar cheese if you can't find this product.
Kids everywhere will eat their zucchini! In my pre-vegan, pre-health fanatic days, I loved ordering fried mozzarella sticks as an appetizer... now these baked zucchini sticks hit the spot! I've included a dipping sauce recipe (roasted red pepper sauce) but feel free to use your favorite marinara.