7/23/19

Keto Low Carb Fried Shrimp and Fried Mozzarella Sticks




I've posted the recipe for mozzarella sticks before (just a month ago!) but the reason I'm posting again is two-fold.  The first, because I've mentioned in the past that it's awesome to make a double batch so you can put on in the freezer for later and second, that you could use the breading for other items like chicken or shrimp.

This post is because I grabbed both the mozzarella sticks and shrimp that I made in June, made them for dinner this week AND remembered to actually take pictures.  You all know taking pictures is not my strong point!  Ha.

So here is the recipe again...  for the mozzarella sticks.  Remember the two optional ingredients are totally optional.  If you don't have them, don't sweat it, you don't need them.  Sometimes I add it, sometimes I don't. 

Use it on shrimp as well.  I buy the peeled with tail on style personally.   Just make them the same way you make the mozzarella sticks.  Serve with your favorite sugar free condiments or as low sugar (like 1 gram) as you can find or make yourself.


Low Carb Mozzarella Sticks


2 eggs, beaten
1 c almond flour
scant 1 c powdered Parmesan cheese
optional:  1/2 c wheat resistant starch 75
optional:  1/2 c ground pork rinds
(If you don't use the wheat resistant starch 75 or pork rinds just use more Parmesan or almond flour)
Approximately 20 sticks string cheese
2-3 T Italian Seasoning
1 t garlic salt

Cut the string cheese in half.
Lightly beat the eggs and pour into a small shallow dish.
Mix the dry ingredients in a large Ziploc baggy.
Roll the cheese stick halves in the egg and dip in the dry mix. Press lightly to help it adhere.
Place the breaded cheese sticks on a baking sheet and freeze at least 2 hours or up to 3 months.
When you want to make them, heat about 2 inches of oil in a pan and fry the sticks for 1-2 minutes. Do not crowd the pan.  Remove them with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.  You can salt them if you wish for more salt.  Serve hot with low or no sugar marinara sauce or ketchup. 



The shrimp I breaded last month and put into the deep freeze for 'another day'.  Here they are right out of the freezer and waiting to jump into the pan of hot grease.



Made a double batch of mozzarella sticks last month and popped them into the freezer.  Here they are still frozen.


 Mmmm my dinner is waiting for me.... but I remembered to take a picture this time.


Snapped a photo quickly on my cellphone so I could hurry and EAT them while they were hot.  Oh so good.





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If you want to purchase almond flour and not pay 'local' prices (it's often cheaper online than it is in your local regular grocery store) you can find it online at my favorite low carb and workout proteins source, Netrition.com  
Almond Meal/Flour
Bob's Red Mill Almond Meal/Flour
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Or if you prefer to use your Amazon account, you might be interested in some of these products related to the recipe.  (Some of you have Amazon Prime so it will be cheap and fast... I don't have Prime but I always qualify for free shipping with a minimum $25 purchase anyway!)

NOW Foods Almond Flour, Raw, 22-Ounce
Almond Flour Blanched (2lb) by Anthony's, Batch Tested Gluten-Free
Bob's Red Mill Super-Fine Gluten Free Almond Flour, 3 Pound

         



Also - I like to use wheat resistant starch but you certainly don't have to if you won't wish to.  Here is the kind I buy and where I buy it: (Netrition)


Resistant Wheat Starch 75
LifeSource Foods Resistant Wheat Starch 75








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