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Waffle Iron Mozzarella Poppers

Fight the Snack Attack!

by: Paula Roy
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I don't know about your family, but I honestly think mine is addicted to cheese. From chili mac 'n cheese to grilled cheese to cheesy pasta pie, they just can't get enough of the stuff.  This recipe was created for a a hangry kid one day, and it's quickly become one of our favourite snacks. We like to dunk them in pizza sauce, but they would be great with salsa too.


300 g block of mozzarella
3 tbsp all purpose flour
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
Canola oil
1/4 cup pizza sauce



  Cut mozza into 1 x 1 x 1/2 inch cubes

  Put flour in a small, shallow bowl; blend in oregano.

  Put egg in a bowl, put panko in a third bowl.

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  Roll mozza cubes one at a time in flour, then egg, then panko, making sure they are thoroughly coated with breadcrumbs. Place on a plate while you finish preparing the rest of the cheese cubes.

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  Preheat waffle maker.

  Grease waffle plates lightly with canola oil.

  Add one coated cheese cube per compartment of your waffle maker.

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  Cook 3 minutes, until bread crumb coating is golden brown and cheese has melted. If the bread crumb coating sticks to the top plate, just pry it off and stick it back on the cheese – it will adhere perfectly.

  Let sit for 2 minutes before eating; serve with pizza sauce for dipping.

Makes 8 mozzarella poppers.

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