Well, boo. The first time I made these, they were totally mummies. The cheese melted into perfect gauze-like stripes. And then, I decided to make them and photograph them for the blog, and of course when I decided to do that, the cheese melted together a bit and they were kind of more ghosts than mummies.
Whether ghosts or mummies, they’re perfect for Halloween, so I’m going for it.
These Garlic Cheese English Muffin Mummies are super easy, fun to make with (and for) the kiddos, and tasty to boot. Start with plain English muffins, brush on an olive-oil-and-garlic mixture, and cover all over with string cheese strands. (Whole milk string cheese will melt together more like those photographed; part skim will melt into more of a mummy-like state. I now know.)
Tuck in a couple of olive eyes and bake.
Tell you what, I’d be goblin these up if I could tolerate more dairy. More for the kiddos, I guess.
Garlic Cheese English Muffin Mummies
- 3 English muffins (halved)
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 medium garlic clove (finely minced)
- Pinch kosher salt
- 6 string cheese sticks (unwrapped and pulled into strips (go with part-skim for more defined lines))
- 3-4 large black pitted olives (sliced)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Lay English muffins cut-side up on a baking sheet.
- In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, garlic, and salt.
- Brush the olive oil mixture onto the English muffins.
- Lay the cheese in strips along the top of the English muffin, leaving a gap where the eyes will go.
- Add the olive "eyes."
- Bake for about 5 minutes, until the cheese has melted and the edges of the English muffins are beginning to get golden brown. Serve.