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)
1 egg 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 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.
Served with marinara, 4g net carbs per 1/4 cup.
1 serving (10 total)
Net carbs - 7g
Fat - 49g
Protein - 54g
Calories - 677
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.