A few weeks ago, I scoured the web for low-carb appetizers to make for our friends’ Super Bowl party. And while I didn’t make them then, I pinned some yummy-looking mozzarella sticks to try later. And I’m so glad that I did! Here’s how you can make your own low carb mozzarella sticks without bread crumbs.
First, you’ll need some Parmesan cheese in a shaker. We only had the shredded stuff, which we use often for making simple low carb meals, but the powdered kind will serve you much better for this recipe. I had to put the shredded cheese in the blender to make crumbs, whereas the powdery kind is already crumb-like.
I was also out of Italian Seasoning (can you tell we’ve been snowed in?), so I had to make my own.
Low Carb Mozzarella Sticks
Yield 16 mozzarella sticks
These low carb mozzarella sticks are breaded with parmesan cheese instead of breadcrumbs, but they're still delicious. They're also easy to make!
- 8 string cheeses, cut in half
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 cup Parmesan cheese (the powdered kind)
- 1 tbsp. Italian seasoning
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- Mix Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning 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.
- Place the coated string cheese into the freezer for one hour.
- 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.
This recipe was adapted from The Busy Broad. She has great tips about making sure the oil is hot enough. She also made the crumbs stick by rolling the coated sticks around in her hands, but that didn’t work for me. It just stuck to my hands. It might work for you, though!
If you liked this recipe for low carb mozzarella sticks, you’ll love the marinara sauce to go with them!