Decided to try a lower carb option for my mozzarella sticks! I’ve been stricken with my carbs and the spring roll wrappers I use aren’t low enough for my liking. This worked out to less than 1 carb per mozz stick! That’s much better!
*8 String Cheeses, Cut In Half (Polly-O is zero carbs)
*2 Eggs, Beaten
*1 Cup Parmesan Cheese (the powdered kind)
*1 Tablespoon Italian Seasoning
*1 Clove Garlic, Minced
*1Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes (optional)
*Mix Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, and minced garlic in a medium bowl.
*Dip each string cheese into the egg mixture and then into the cheese mixture.
*Dip the string cheese in the egg mixture and roll it in the cheese crumbs again.
*Press the cheese crumbs into the cheese using your fingers. I then rolled them in my palms to make sure the coating was tight.
*Place the coated string cheese into the freezer for one hour. This helps hold the coating in place while it’s frying! I put mine on parchment paper in a small baking sheet.
*Pour about half a cup of oil into a frying pan, and let it get HOT.
*Place 4-5 string cheese halves into the pan.
*Cook until golden brown on all sides.
*If the crumb mixture falls off the string cheese, wait until the oil is hotter.
*Serve with a low carb Marinara or Tomato Sauce (Trader Joe’s Rustico is 3 carbs per ¼ Cup)
These were amazing. What I’ll do in the future is make a whole batch of them and just freeze them. Then I can pull them out when I want one or two. The coating process takes a while and this will break it down for the future!
I hope you enjoy and thanks for reading! Please send me your mozz sticks pictures!