These keto mozzarella sticks are a simple and delicious low carb appetizer! Made with just 4 ingredients, they take seconds to prepare and can be made in the air fryer, oven, or stovetop!
Servings: 12 servings
- 6 mozzarella cheese sticks part skim low moisture mozzarella
- 1 1/2 cups keto bread crumbs
- 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
- 1 tablespoon dried Italian herbs optional
- 1 large egg
- tablespoon water
Cut each mozzarella cheese stick in half and set aside. In a high speed blender or food processor, add your pork rinds, parmesan cheese, and Italian herbs, and blend until a powdery texture remains.
Transfer the crumb mixture into a bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg and water, until combined.
Moving quickly, dip each cheese stick in the egg mixture, followed by the dry mixture, and repeat once more. Place the coated mozzarella cheese sticks and place them on a lined plate. Place them in the freezer for two hours.
Add 2-3 tablespoons of oil into a non-stick pan and place over medium heat. Once hot, remove the cheese sticks from the freezer and place them in the sizzling oil. Cook for 2-3 minutes, before flipping and cooking for a further 3 minutes, or until golden brown.
Place the mozzarella sticks onto a plate covered with a paper towel, and serve immediately.
Oven instructions– Preheat the oven to 240C/500F. Place the mozzarella sticks onto a lined baking sheet and lightly spray the exterior with cooking spray. Bake for 8-10 minutes, flipping halfway through.
Air fryer instructions– Place the mozzarella sticks into an air fryer basket and cook at 200C/400F for 10 minutes, flipping halfway through.
TO STORE: Cooked mozzarella sticks should be stored in the refrigerator, covered. They will keep well for up to 3 days.
TO FREEZE: Place leftover cooked mozzarella sticks in a ziplock bag and store them in the freezer for up to 2 months.
REHEATING: Either reheat the mozzarella sticks in a preheated oven (180C/350F) for 10 minutes, or in the air fryer (200C.400F) for 6 minutes.
Serving: 1serving | Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 6g | Sodium: 247mg | Potassium: 10mg | Vitamin A: 59IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 1mg | NET CARBS: 1g