Sunday, June 28, 2009

Cheese Filled Breadsticks

We had our favorite grilled pizzas for dinner last night. My son and his girlfriend were headed out to a concert, so we had more dough than we needed. Instead of making extra pizza crusts (which refrigerate nicely for later use, by the way) we made mozzarella filled breadsticks. I can't even begin to tell you how amazingly delicious they were. They were excellent with pizza, but would equally good with any grilled meat, or as an appetizer with drinks.

Mozzarella Filled Breadsticks

  • one batch of prepared grill dough*

  • mozzarella cheese (string cheese would be great for this, we used shredded)

  • melted butter

  • assorted dips, if desired (marinara, garlic butter, ranch dressing, etc.)

After grill dough has risen, pinch of a piece of dough about the size of a small golf ball. Stretch and shape with your hands until you form a rough rectangle. Place a small handful of mozzarella cheese (or a piece of string cheese) in a line down the middle of the rectangle. Pinch the long sides together to make a seam and repeat with both ends, making sure all seams are sealed well. Set breadstick on flour dusted plate until all have been prepared. Place breadsticks on preheated grill and allow to cook for several minutes. Brush lightly with melted butter and then flip to cook other side. Brush top side lightly with melted butter and remove to serving plate. Serve as is or with a dip.

The breadsticks were so successful that I'd like to try some other variations in the future. I think pizza filled sticks would be great, as would taco sticks. Got any other ideas? Let me know!

*If you missed my previous post, you can find step by step instructions for preparing and grilling the grill dough here.


Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

You can't go wrong with cheese and bread, can you? Sounds delicious!

Chicago Mom said...

As a new graduate of the grilled dough school, I would like to say that this is a great idea! I will have to double my dough recipe next time just so I can experiment.

Purple Flowers said...

Everytime you post a food item, I get hungry. These look soooo good! Why don't you think about putting together a local cookbook with friends, church members, family, etc. You could also incorporate your bar drinks. One of those spiral bound cookbooks that everyone loves.
I'm going to start dinner now. :)

5thsister said... my tummy is rumbling! Wonderful idea.

thamesarino said...

mmmm... that sounds so good!
did you tear them at the grill marks? yum! :)

Donna-FFW said...

OMG.. these sound delicious.. Absolutely delicious. And simple to make. Great choice!! My kids would so love these.

Willoughby said...

Tat - You're right, how can you go wrong with bread and cheese?

Chicago Mom - It is fun to experiment with the dough. It's amazing how many toppings or fillings you can come up with!

Purple Flowers - You flatter me! I'm not sure my recipes are cookbook worthy, but it would be fun to make one.

5th - Sorry, didn't mean to make your tummy rumble (or did I, bwa ha ha!).

Thames - Yes, actually, I did tear mine at the grill marks! It worked perfectly!

Donna - They are delicious, especially if you eat them as soon as they come off the grill when they are piping hot and melty.