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Low Carb Mozzarella Sticks Crispy Keto Recipe

Have you been searching for low carb mozzarella sticks that are perfectly crispy and gooey while still fitting into a keto diet? This is it! Serve these mozzarella sticks as a low carb appetizer or even a keto side dish to a variety of meals.

With just 6 ingredients, this low-carb snack is a breeze to whip up. Plus it will only be a few minutes from the moment the craving hits until you are taking that first delicious bite of keto-fried goodness.

low carb mozzarella sticks.

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How to Make Low Carb Mozzarella Sticks

Step 1: Make the Keto Breading

To make the breading, use a food processor to grind pork rinds into a fine powder.

Place the powdered pork rinds into one bowl and set it aside. In a separate bowl, combine the remaining dry ingredients and set that bowl aside as well.

Next, add the eggs to a third bowl. Beat them and set them aside.

Cut all of the mozzarella sticks in half. Or if you would prefer cheese bites, cut the mozzarella sticks into 4 equal chunks.

mozzarella sticks.

Step 2: Bread the Low Carb Mozzarella Sticks

Dredge every piece of mozzarella in the flour mixture until well coated. Dip it in the egg, being sure to shake off any excess.

egg wash for low carb breading.

Then roll the egg-washed mozzarella sticks in the pork rinds until well coated.

low carb mozzarella sticks breading

Step 3: Optional: Freeze the Mozzarella Sticks

The next step is optional but it does help to make a better mozzarella stick if you have the time to spare.

Freeze the mozzarella sticks on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet.

low carb mozzarella sticks on parchment paper.

Place the cookie sheet in the freezer for about 45 minutes or prepare ahead of time and only take the sticks out when you are ready to fry them.

This helps to keep the breading together during the cooking process.

Step 4: Heat the Oil

Be sure to heat the oil before beginning to cook the mozzarella sticks. You can use your choice of oil.

  • olive oil
  • coconut oil
  • avocado oil
  • animal fats

Step 5: Fry the Cheese Sticks

Heat the oil or animal fat in a skillet over medium heat.

Once hot, fry the mozzarella sticks in a single layer, this should take about 1-2 minutes per side.

Achieve perfection when the mozzarella sticks turn a delightful golden brown, revealing a gooey, melty interior.

The level of gooey cheese can be customized to your preference.

If you savor an extra crisp, crunchy texture, extend the cooking time. On the other hand, if a softer bite is preferred, remove them from the heat a bit earlier.

Tailor the cooking process to suit your taste—whether it’s a satisfying crunch or a more tender consistency.

low carb mozzarella cheese sticks

Frequently Asked Questions

Which cheese is best for frying?

When making fried mozzarella sticks that are keto-friendly I start with my favorite mozzarella cheese sticks and what I consider to be the best keto pork rinds.

Feel free to choose your preferred brand of mozzarella sticks and pork rinds for this recipe.

So far, I have not been able to pinpoint one brand over another when using mozzarella so feel free to use whichever brand you have on hand.

Can I fry mozzarella sticks without freezing them?

This is an important step because when it comes to making the breading stick to the cheese, the egg just doesn’t do the job by itself. Plus, mozzarella has a high melting point so ensuring an even cook relies heavily on this step.

To answer the question, can I fry mozzarella sticks without freezing them, yes of course but don’t expect a picture-perfect outcome. The breading will most likely fall off and the cheese may become too gooey too fast.

So, if you have the time, pop those delicious morsels into the freezer before deep frying!

breading in bowl for dredging.

Can you fry mozzarella sticks in coconut oil?

Yes, you can fry mozzarella sticks in coconut oil and some people would probably prefer the flavor that using coconut oil will add to this low-carb recipe.

I prefer olive oil when frying in a pan or using animal fats when using a deep fryer but this can be a concern for those worried about their saturated fat intake.

This recipe is pretty versatile but be sure to adjust the cooking time depending on the type of oil you use for frying.

The mozzarella sticks can easily burn so be sure to keep an eye on them when experimenting with different frying methods.

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low carb mozzarella cheese sticks
Yield: 16 Low Carb Mozzarella Sticks

Low Carb Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes

These low carb mozzarella sticks are a great keto appetizer, snack, or side dish!

Ingredients

  • 8 Mozzarella Sticks
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup of Almond Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon of Parmesean Cheese
  • 1 Cup of Pork Rinds
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Garlic Powder

Instructions

    Grind pork rinds using a food processor to a fine powder, pour into a bowl, and set aside. Add the other dry ingredients to another bowl, and set aside.

    Then add the eggs to a third bowl. Beat them and set them aside.

    Cut all of the mozzarella sticks in half. Or if you would prefer cheese bites, cut the mozzarella sticks into 4 equal chunks. Dredge every piece of mozzarella in the flour mixture until well coated. Dip it in the egg, being sure to shake off any excess.

    Then roll the egg-washed mozzarella sticks in the pork rinds until well coated.

    The next step is optional but it does help to make a better mozzarella stick if you have the time to spare. Freeze the mozzarella sticks on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet.

    Place the cookie sheet in the freezer for about 45 minutes or prepare ahead of time and only take the sticks out when you are ready to fry them.

    Heat the oil or animal fat in a skillet over medium heat. Once hot, fry the mozzarella sticks in a single layer, this should take about 1-2 minutes per side.

    They are done when they are golden brown and melty inside. The level of gooey cheese can be customized to your preference. If you savor an extra crisp, crunchy texture, extend the cooking time. On the other hand, if a softer bite is preferred, remove them from the heat a bit earlier.

Notes

Freezing the breaded cheese sticks can help the breading stick better during the cooking process. Although it is not necessary it is helpful.

Nutrition Information

Yield

16

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 92Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 31mgSodium 185mgCarbohydrates 5gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 5g

The nutrition in recipes is caluculate by AI, mistakes happen. It is highly recommended to check carb counts to make sure these recipes fit into your diet.

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Melissa Dixon Thirty Something Super Mom
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My journey started after a Crohn's disease diagnosis, inspiring a commitment to well-being. This site shares my distinctive approach to healthy living with my collection of nutritious recipes that boast authentic flavors, mimicking the indulgence of traditional dishes. I love sharing guilt free recipes for low carb, keto, gluten-free, paleo, and the specific carbohydrate diet. I also share tips on natural living, including homemade cleaners and cleaning hacks. I also share my experience as a veterinary technician and pet groomer, to integrate pet health tips, homemade dog food recipes, and grooming insights to ensure your pets thrive.

AJ

Thursday 25th of August 2022

These look amazing! I have never tried making mozzarella sticks at home, but I love them as an appetizer when I am eating out! Going to have to try this, thanks for sharing!!

Melissa

Wednesday 31st of August 2022

@AJ, No problem, I think you will love them as much as I do.

Kat

Thursday 25th of August 2022

That looks so appetizing especially that it is made with low carb mozzarella! I definitely have to give this a try.

Tammy

Thursday 25th of August 2022

Mmm these look so delicious and crispy! Brilliant idea for the coating...gosh now I cannot wait to give these a try!

Rhian Westbury

Thursday 25th of August 2022

We're trying to do Keto/ eat lower carb so this has come at a great time. I love mozzarella sticks so I need to try this asap x

Melissa

Wednesday 31st of August 2022

@Rhian Westbury, Awesome! This is a great one to add to your weekly rotation.

Melanie E

Thursday 25th of August 2022

I love mozzarella sticks, they're so yummy. I didn't know you could get low carb mozzarella sticks. I need to look out for those x

Melissa

Wednesday 31st of August 2022

@Melanie E, It's all about the breading, this recipe uses a few keto friendly tricks.

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