Do you love Crispy Breaded Mozzarella Sticks but want to cut carbs from your Diet? These Keto Friendly Low Carb Mozzarella sticks are super easy to make and won't ruin your Low Carb Lifestyle.
What are the Benefits of Eating Low Carb Foods?
- When you eat food Lower in Carbs it reduces your appetite which in turn causes you to consume fewer calories.
- Quickstart to Weightloss
- Reduces harmful abdominal fat.
- Reduces Blood Sugar and Insulin Levels
How can you make Low Carb Breaded Mozzarella Sticks?
The secret to Low Carb Breading is to make your own breadcrumbs. It is not easy to find a low carb swap for breadcrumbs so you have to be creative and think outside the box. Look for your favorite low carbs snacks and think about transforming them into a delicious coating, like Pork Rinds for example.
What can I use to make Low Carb Breadcrumbs?
How do I turn Pork Rinds into Keto Breadcrumbs?
You have 2 options. Hopefully you have a Mini Kitchen Chopper like the Mini Ninja. Take a handful of the pork rinds and place them in your kitchen chopper and give it a couple of pulse's and you will have instant Keto friendly breadcrumbs.
What do Pork Rind Breadcrumbs Taste Like?
They taste like the most flavorful Panko Breadcrumbs..crunchy..crispy...cracklin goodness!!
Can I make my own Low Carb Bread Crumbs?
Absolutely! I have a really great recipe for Keto Cornbread Stuffing that could be easily turned into Keto friendly Low Carb Breadcrumbs by crushing them in a mini food processor. Bake your favorite Low Carb Bread recipe and then toast your bread cubes and crush into your own homemade Keto Low Carb Breading.
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Can I use different Cheese?
Mozzarella and Cheddar Cheese sticks seemed to work best. Both cheeses are low in carbs and were easy to bread and cook.
How do I cook Low Carb Mozzarella Sticks?
You have a couple of different options for preparing your healthy Cheese Sticks.
- Fry in a quality Olive Oil
- Bake in the Oven or Toaster Oven
- Air Fry
What Kitchen tools do I need for this Mozzarella Stick Recipe?
You have a couple of options depending on how you want to prepare your Breaded Cheesesticks.
- An Electric Fryer is great for quick easy frying
- An Air Fryer for a lower calorie baking
- A Copper Chef pan for frying on the stovetop
- A Toaster Oven for Baking
How long does it take to bake my Cheesesticks in the Air Fryer?
If you are baking your Mozzarella Sticks or Baked Cheddar Cheese sticks in the Air Fryer they cook really fast. Set your Temperature to 330 and bake for 3-5 minutes. You need to check them frequently. If they cook too long or the temperature is too hot the cheese starts to melt really fast and leaks through the basket.
How long does it take to make Baked Mozzarella sticks and Baked Cheddar Sticks in the Toaster Oven?
When you are baking your Breaded Cheese Sticks in the toaster oven you can place them on the baking tray and set on Broil for 4-5 minutes until golden brown. Super Easy!
How do I cook my Mozzarella Sticks and Breaded Cheddar Sticks in my Fryer?
Heat the Oil in your Fryer to 365 Degrees F and then fry until Golden Brown for about 30 seconds.
How do I Cook my Mozzarella Sticks and Cheddar Cheese Sticks on the Stovetop?
Use a 12 inch skillet and add about a ¼ inch of Olive Oil to your pan and heat over medium heat. Drop in your breaded cheese sticks and fry them gently rolling the sticks with a spatula to brown all all sides then remove and set aside.
I am on Weight Watchers can I make these?
Yes you sure can! I am a lifetime member of WW and like to incorporate Low Carb and Keto Recipes with the WW Smart Points system.
For a weight watchers version I used the Weight Watchers Mozzarella Sticks which were only 1 point each and the Pork Rinds are 2 points for ½ ounce which is good for about 4 mozzarella sticks. So you can count this as 1 ½ points per stick if you use the WW Mozzarella Sticks.
If you use a non WW Mozzarella stick or different cheese they are usually between 2-3 points per stick depending on the brand you would have to check the labels to calculate the exact points.
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What is a Good Healthy Dipping Sauce for My Mozzarella Sticks?
- Low Carb Marinara Sauce
- Low Carb Ranch Dressing
- Sour Cream, Lime juice and Hot Sauce
- Dill Dip
- One Pack of Organic Light String Cheese
- One Pack of Mild Cheddar Cheese Snack Sticks
- One Bag of Pork Rinds - crushed into breadcrumbs via food processor or your hands in a Ziplock Baggie
- 1 Egg slightly beaten
- ¼ Cup of Almond Flour or Coconut Flour
- Italian Seasoning for Extra Flavor if Desired
- Olive Oil
1: Unwrap your string cheese from the plastic wrap
2: Dip your cheese stick in the egg wash
3:Dip your cheese stick in the desired flour (either Almond or Coconut)
4: Now take your Cheese stick and dip it in the egg wash one more time.
5: Take your cheese stick and dip into the crushed Pork Rind Breadcrumbs.
6: Set your Breaded Cheese Sticks on a tray.
7: *** THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT STEP*** Place your tray of breaded Cheese Sticks into the Freezer for 2 hours so they become frozen. They cook even better if you let them freeze overnight.
8: Once frozen remove from freezer and they are ready to cook - try them all different ways:
- Fry for 30 seconds in your Electric Fryer - set oil temp at 365 Degrees F
- Bake for 3-5 minutes in your Air Fryer -set temp at 330 Degrees
- Broil in the toaster oven for 4-5 minutes until Golden Brown
- Fry on the stovetop in a pan with a ¼ inch of Olive Oil on Medium heat for 5 Minutes turning gently with a spatula.
9: Ready to serve with your favorite dipping sauce!
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