Mix the warm water with the yeast and a pinch of sugar. Set the yeast aside to proof about 10 minutes.
While the yeast is proofing, measure half the flour with the rest of the ingredients, except the oil, and mix in a large mixing bowl.
Add the proofed yeast and oil to the flour mixture. Stir until to combine and whip until the dough falls in sheets. This step can be done with a mixer or by hand.
Add more flour a half cup at a time and mix into the dough by hand until the dough isn’t sticky.
Knead the dough for 10-15 minutes or until smooth.
Place the dough in a greased bowl and let it rise for an hour or until doubled in size.
Punch down the dough and divide into 16-18 pieces.
Roll the pieces of dough into thin sticks, and place on a greased or lined baking sheet.
Let rise in a warm place until doubled in size.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake the breadsticks that have risen for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove from oven and while still hot, brush the breadsticks with melted butter and sprinkle with coarse salt.