5 one ounce sticks of mozzarella string cheese, halved widthwise
1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon coconut flour
1 teaspoon baking powder (optional)
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning (or 1/2 t. each of dried basil and oregano)
salt and pepper to taste
Whisk egg with salt and pepper in a small bowl. In a separate shallow dish, combine the dry ingredients.
Dip each piece of cheese into the egg, and then roll in the parmesan mixture to coat. Repeat this twice to form a double coating on each cheese stick.
Place cheese sticks into a small rectangular dish or other container, and chill in the freezer for at least 25 minutes.
Heat about half an inch of oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
Fry cheese sticks until golden brown, about 60 to 90 seconds per side. Drain excess oil on paper towels.
Serve alone, or with a side of low carb marinara sauce for dipping.
Each 5 stick serving comes out to about 390 kcal, 28g fat, 3g total carbs, 1.3g fiber, 1.7g net carbs, and 35g protein.
John Ward has been experimenting with low carbohydrate diets since the early 2000s. He successfully used a low carb diet to lose 50lbs in the past and currently follows a keto diet for a variety of reasons including general health and managing mood levels.