Keto-Friendly Mozzarella Sticks

Adam is on a ketogenic diet again, which means we're doing more cooking with almond flour these days and today I am sharing this delicious and more keto-friendly recipe for fried mozzarella sticks! 



Adam has been going strong for some time now with a ketogenic diet, but it's always difficult for him when he wants to be able to enjoy some comfort food and watch a game. Over the weekend during the big game, while our team wasn't playing, we did decide we wanted to watch the big game. This is Adam's second time around on a ketogenic diet, and while it's not meant to be a long-term diet, he is wanting to maintain a low-cal high fat diet until he reaches his goal weight. 

Food is love, and it's especially hard during game day to not make him snacks that he usually goes after. I figured it would be a nice way to enjoy something familiar that we'd normally have on game day but with a ketogenic twist on it: almond flour mozzarella sticks. 

While it's not the most complicated recipe in the world, it is most certainly a necessary comfort food for anyone who recently started adapting to a ketogenic diet as a part of their new year's resolutions. Today, I am sharing how we make fried mozzarella sticks that are mindful and can be enjoyed while you are eating keto. 



Almond Flour Mozzarella Sticks

Ingredients: 
  • 5 mozzarella sticks (will be sliced in half to make 10 sticks)
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup of almond flour
  • 1/4 cup of grated parmesan and romano cheese
  • 2 tablespoons of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of fine sea salt
  • 2 twigs of oregano (1 for the batter, and 1 as an optional garnish)
  • 1/4 cup of avocado oil (for frying)
Directions: 
  1. Slice your mozzarella sticks horizontally into 2 halves. 
  2. Cut your oregano and save half of it for garnish.
  3. In a medium-sized bowl, combine and mix the almond flour with the grated cheese, garlic powder, sea salt, and oregano. 
  4. In a smaller bowl, crack the eggs and whisk. 
  5. Dip the mozzarella sticks into the egg, and then into the flour mixture. Then, go back and dip the same mozzarella stick again into the egg, and then again into the flour mixture. Set it aside and repeat for all of the mozzarella sticks. 
  6. Place the battered mozzarella sticks in the freezer for about 20-30 minutes. 
  7. After 20 minutes have passed, heat a stovetop frying pan on medium-high heat with the avocado oil. Once the oil is hot, carefully place the sticks into the frying pan and fry on each side for about 30 seconds at a time and rotating constantly. Fry them until they are a nice tan color. 
  8. Carefully move them to a plate to cool a bit, garnish with the remainder of your oregano, and then serve to enjoy! If you have a keto-friendly marinara sauce, you can dip the mozzarella sticks into this. 
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21 comments

  1. Those mozzarella sticks look great and so nice that they are keto friendly. I am not on that diet but this will help out those who are.

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    1. He loved them! Glad we were able to figure out a recipe that worked well enough to satisfy the cravings!

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  2. Yum, I'd give these a try. I'm not keto, but I'll try anything once. I've always loved mozzarella sticks.

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  3. Oh my goodness I need these in my life! I hands up ADMIT I love cheese sticks - they are something I would probably eat most days if I allowed myself.

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  4. This is such a good appetizer idea. The consistency with the almond flour looks really nice!

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  5. I love that this recipe is keto-friendly. Looking forward to making this for my next girls night in.

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  6. Mozzarella sticks are a favorite snack in our house. I like that these are keto-friendly and easy to make.

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  7. Oh wow !! These look like the real deal! YUM!

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  8. What a neat idea for mozzarella sticks. Mozzarella sticks are by far my favorite food! I have never made my own though.

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  9. What a fun recipe idea for people on keto who want those delicious mozzzarella sticks.

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  10. They look delicious and the recipe does not seem too complicated.

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  11. Yum! These Almond Flour Mozzarella Sticks are mouthwatering! This will be perfect while watching your favorite TV show. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. I am planning to go into keto diet soon. I will be adding this recipe to my list. It looks so good!

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  13. I have to give these a try. My family is currently eating low carb and this would be perfect for us, we love cheese!

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  14. These look so good. I love mozzarella sticks. They are one of my favorite appetizers. I've never tried keto ones yet, but looking forward to it.

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  15. Oh these mozzarella sticks look so good to me. I love that you made them keto-diet approved. GOtta try this recipe!

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  16. Those cheese sticks looks delectable. Thank you for the easy to follow recipe and I will give it a try.

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  17. I am not on keto diet, but I would love to try this mozzarella sticks as it is delicious.

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  18. That looks great! I love low carb food :) I can't wait to try this.

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  19. Ooh these look good. Even though I am not on a keto diet, I would definitely try these!

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