These Keto Mozzarella Sticks are perfectly crispy and crunchy on the outside, while being melty and delicious on the inside. The keto breading is seasoned with onion, garlic, and Italian seasoning, making it the perfect complement to the melty mozzarella cheese. I like to dip these in homemade marinara sauce and ranch dressing. They are the perfect kid-friendly low carb appetizer recipe.
Ingredients in Keto Cheese Sticks
This Keto Mozzarella Stick recipe is from my book Craveable Keto. It is an easy to make, delicious, family friendly recipe. They taste just like the cheese sticks you would find in the appetizer section of the menu at your favorite restaurant, but in a gluten free version, without all the carbs.
Step by Step Instructions
How to make Keto Mozzarella Sticks
STEP 1: Set up three shallow bowls in a row. Put the coconut flour in the first bowl, the whisked eggs in the second bowl, and the breading mix in the third bowl. Dredge each cheese stick in the coconut flour
STEP 2: Next, coat each cheese stick generally in the egg wash.
STEP 3: Finish it off by coating it liberally in the breading mix. Repeat this three-step process with each cheese stick.
STEP 4: Place the breaded cheese sticks on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Transfer to the freezer. Freeze the breaded cheese sticks for 3 hours, up to 24 hours for best results.
STEP 6: Heat 1 to 2 inches of oil in a large 4-inch-deep (or deeper) skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot and begins to bubble slightly, gently drop the cheese sticks into the oil. Fry until they are golden brown and crispy, about 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Remove the cheese sticks from the oil and place them on paper towels to absorb the excess oil before serving.
Recipe Tips and Variations
Frequently Asked Questions
To make these keto mozzarella sticks in the air fryer, simply follow steps 1 through 3 and then heat the air fryer to 357°F and cook for about 5 minutes, flipping halfway through.
The best cheese for homemade mozzarella sticks is low moisture, part skim mozzarella string cheese.
To make gluten free cheese sticks, you can use either of the keto breading recipes included in this post.
Yes. These are an excellent make ahead option. Simply bread them and freeze them until you are ready to cook them.
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