mozarella sticks made with almond flour

These fried cheese sticks are ridiculously good.  If you have been trying to convince friends or family that real food can taste good too- these will do it!

They are simple to make, but because deep frying is messy and uses up quite a bit of oil, do them when you have a crowd over to feed to make best use of the oil. These are another recipe from my Grain Free Meal Plan- they are both grain and gluten free.

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Homemade Fried Cheese Sticks

Course: Snacks
Cuisine: GAPS Diet, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Paleo
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 267 kcal
Author: Cara Comini
These fried cheese sticks are ridiculously good. If you have been trying to convince friends or family that real food can taste good too- these will do it!
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Ingredients

  • 12 cheese sticks: Monterey Jack Cheese is recommended for the GAPS and SCD diets Mozzarella (string cheese) would work well too
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup blanched almond flour
  • 1 tablespoon Italian Seasoning
  • 2 cups expeller pressed coconut oil

Instructions

  1. A few hours or more before put cheese sticks in the freezer. You can cut your own sticks from a large block of cheese, or purchase pre-wrapped string cheese or cheese sticks. If using string cheese, cut in half crosswise. When ready to make the fried cheese sticks, heat the oil over medium heat in as small of a sauce pan as you can fit the cheese sticks in. Using a small pan allows the oil to be deeper.
  2. In a shallow bowl or dish mix almond flour with Italian Seasoning. Lightly beat eggs in another shallow dish. Take frozen cheese sticks out and dip 1 to 3 at a time in the egg, allow egg to drip off, and then roll in the almond flour mixture until well covered. Drop into the hot oil and fry for 1-2 minutes, or until golden brown. The cheese sticks will likely float to the top of the oil at this time. Remove from oil and drain on a plate. Serve with homemade ranch dressing, red sauce, or barbeque sauce.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition facts assume 1/2 cup of the oil is absorbed by the mozarella sticks during frying.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Fried Cheese Sticks
Amount Per Serving (2 cheese stick (halves))
Calories 267 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 11g22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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