Mon. Jan 24th, 2022

    These Keto Cheese Sticks are tremendous straightforward to make. They’re the proper crispy and melty snack or keto appetizer you’ve been in search of!

    Keto Cheese Sticks being pulled apart to show a long pull of cheese in the middle. There is a plate of cheese sticks in the background along with fresh parsley and marinara dipping sauce

    We’ve been making an attempt out recipes for keto mozzarella sticks for fairly a while and by no means nailed the recipe till now. These are gluten-free, low-carb, and completely crispy on the skin, and melty within the center. Just have a look at that cheese pull! 🤤

    The key to the proper fried cheese sticks seems to be a double breading + freezing earlier than frying. This ensures that the mozzarella sticks don’t burst within the scorching oil and that the breading stays put as effectively. Follow the directions and these would be the greatest cheese sticks you’ve ever had, promise.

    We love these as a straightforward snack or game-day appetizer however they’re additionally nice as a straight-up facet dish. We love making an enormous chopped Italian salad and including diced mozzarella sticks as “croutons”, just about perfection for those who ask us. Who wouldn’t love crispy melty cheese in a salad?!

    Read on for the small print on easy methods to make this recipe with a bit extra commentary than the recipe card on the backside of the web page. Have a query? Leave it within the remark part beneath and we’ll attempt to be as useful as doable!

    Ingredients in Keto Cheese Sticks

    • mozzarella sticks
    • egg 
    • heavy cream 
    • coconut flour
    • pork rind crumbs (the important thing to EXTRA crispy cheese sticks!)
    • almond flour
    • spices
    • oil (we used avocado oil as a consequence of its skill to resist excessive warmth)
    • recent herbs (parsley + basil) for garnish, elective
    • dipping sauces: ranch or marinara are each good choices, see extra beneath.

    How to make this keto pleasant recipe

    Prep + Freeze

    1. Cut string cheese in half crosswise. Prepare 3 small bowls: one with whisked eggs and cream, one with coconut flour, and one with the remaining elements of pork rinds, almond flour, and seasonings. (You should double bread the cheese sticks, or else the cheese sticks will burst within the scorching oil.) 
    2. Dunk cheese in egg wash, then in coconut flour. Dunk again in egg wash, then pork rind crumb combination. Transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet and freeze for no less than 2 hours. If you may have time, freeze them in a single day

    Cooking time!

    1. When it’s time to fry, warmth avocado oil in a ten” or bigger forged iron skillet (or giant frying pan). You will want sufficient oil in order that it’s about 2 inches deep within the skillet. You need the oil to succeed in 375°F earlier than frying the cheese sticks.
    2. Once the oil has reached the right temperature, add the cheese sticks in small batches to keep away from dropping the temperature of the oil too shortly. You will need to preserve an oil temperature of between 350°F – 375°F your complete time the cheese sticks are frying. These fry shortly, about 3 minutes in whole to get all sides crispy and golden brown. You need to work quick to keep away from heating the cheese inside for too lengthy, or else the cheese inside might start to leak out and burst. 
    3. Once fried, switch to a paper towel-lined plate to empty off further grease. Make certain to permit the oil temperature to return to 375°F earlier than persevering with with the following batch. Garnish with basil or parsley (elective) and serve with marinara, ranch or your favourite dipping sauce. 
    4. Store leftovers within the fridge in an hermetic container. To reheat, microwave at 50% energy in 10-15 second increments. 
    mozzarella Cheese Sticks on a plate

    Common Questions:

    Can these straightforward keto mozzarella cheese sticks be baked or simply deep fried?

    We haven’t tried it. If we did we'd observe the prep + freeze directions, pre-heat the oven to 425° F, place the sticks on a baking sheet, spray with cooking oil, and bake till golden. We can’t say if that may work as once more, we haven’t tried it. If you give it a go, tell us the way it labored out within the feedback!

    Can these be air-fried?

    Maybe? Again, we haven’t examined it. If you do, we'd begin by inserting the frozen mozzarella sticks into the air fryer basket, spraying with cooking oil, and cooking for 6-8 minutes at 390° F.

    What is the dietary data?

    As all the time, yow will discover the complete vitamin data breakdown together with the carb depend (whole carbs and web carbs) on the backside of the recipe card (listed per serving). You can discover the serving measurement/yield on the prime of the recipe card. You ought to all the time double-check your elements since totally different elements might have totally different values.

    To get a particular serving measurement you’ll need to weigh the ultimate dish then divide it by the variety of servings. We can’t present this data as your cooking fashion will fluctuate from ours in addition to the model elements you select to make use of.

    What to serve with low carb mozzarella sticks

    The apparent sauce selections are ranch, marinara, buffalo, or BBQ. Or even buffalo blended with BBQ, our private favourite! We additionally love a shaving of recent parmesan cheese excessive too.

    In phrases of what different meal elements to serve these with, you may go the Italian route and do an enormous chopped salad with these on the facet. Or even the appetizer to a pasta-themed meal. Check out our Keto Chicken Parm, Keto Italian Meatballs, or our Keto Stuffed Peppers.

    Click HERE for different Keto recipes for snacks and appetizers it is best to try

    mozzarella Cheese Sticks on a plate
    mozzarella Cheese Sticks on a plate
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    Keto Cheese Sticks

    These straightforward Keto Cheese Sticks are completely crispy on the skin and melty within the center.
    Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
    Cuisine American, Italian
    Keyword keto cheese sticks, keto fried cheese
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 10 minutes
    Chilling 2 hours
    Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
    Servings 4
    Calories 370kcal

    Ingredients

    • 6 mozzarella sticks lower in half crosswise
    • 1 egg
    • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
    • ¼ cup coconut flour
    • cup pork rind crumbs
    • cup almond flour
    • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
    • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
    • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
    • Avocado oil for frying about 1/2 cup
    • Parsley and basil for garnish elective
    • Marinara sauce or ranch for dipping elective

    Instructions

    • Cut string cheese in half crosswise. Prepare 3 bowls: one with whisked eggs and cream, one with coconut flour, and one with the remaining elements of pork rinds, almond flour and seasonings. (You should double bread the cheese sticks, or else the cheese sticks will burst within the scorching oil.)
    • Dunk cheese in egg wash, then in coconut flour. Dunk again in egg wash, then pork rind crumb combination. Transfer to a parchment lined baking sheet and freeze for no less than 2 hours. If you may have time, freeze them in a single day.
    • When it’s time to fry, warmth avocado oil in a ten” or bigger forged iron skillet.You will want sufficient oil in order that it’s about 2 inches deep within the skillet. You need the oil to succeed in 375°F earlier than frying the cheese sticks.
    • Once the oil has reached the right temperature, add the cheese sticks in small batches to keep away from dropping the temperature of the oil too shortly. You will need to preserve an oil temperature of between 350°F – 375°F your complete time the cheese sticks are frying. These fry shortly, about 3 minutes in whole to get all sides crispy and golden brown. You need to work quick to keep away from heating the cheese inside for too lengthy, or else the cheese inside might start to leak out and burst.
    • Once fried, switch to a paper towel lined plate to empty off further grease. Make certain to permit the oil temperature to return to 375°F earlier than persevering with with the following batch. Garnish with basil or parsley (elective) and serve with marinara, ranch or your favourite dipping sauce.
    • Store leftovers within the fridge in an hermetic container. To reheat, microwave at 50% energy in 10-15 second increments.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 370kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 552mg | Potassium: 33mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 131IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 1mg

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