Keto Mozzarella Sticks

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 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.