Keto Fried Mozzarella Sticks


Step 1Cut the mozzarella into 18 sticks that are about 2 cm (3/4 inch) thick. Whisk the eggs with cream, salt and pepper.

Step 2Place the mozzarella in a ziploc bag and add the coconut flour. Shake until coated. Remove from the bag and dip each slick in the beaten egg. Finally, roll in the "bread crumbs" (optionally mixed with a pinch of turmeric for golden color). Dip in egg and crumbs again.
Note: You may need to use a little more bread crumbs as there will be some breadcrumbs left in the egg and on your fingers. For bread crumb alternatives to pork rind breadcrumbs, see recipe tips above.

Step 3Freeze before frying for at least 1 hour (or as long as needed). The cheese will freeze faster if placed on a tray in a single layer.

Step 4Heat about a cup (240 ml) ghee or avocado oil in a skillet. Once hot (test with a pinch of bread crumbs sprinkled in the oil), fry the frozen breaded cheese sticks on high, for 1 to 2 minutes on each side, or until golden and before cheese starts to leak.

Step 5Drain on paper towels before serving.
Note: Oil is counted partially in the nutrition facts (25%) as most of it is discarded.

Step 6Optionally, serve with Marinara Sauce for dipping. Eat while still warm.