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Gluten Free Cheese Sticks Recipe

Fried Cheese Sticks Recipe

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Yield 4 -6

A healthy take on mozzarella cheese sticks - grain free!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. The day before you are planning to make, or at least 3-4 hours before, put cheese sticks in the freezer on a plate.
  2. Once cheese is completely frozen, put the tallow, lard, or oil in a small pan so that it is about an inch deep and bring to medium high heat ... it needs to be hot before the cheese goes in.
  3. While the fat is preheating, crack the eggs into a medium bowl and beat with water until creamy.
  4. Combine the almond flour, Italian seasoning, and salt on a medium plate.
  5. Remove the cheese from the freezer and dip each stick first in the egg mixture, then in the almond flour mixture, then back in the egg mixture and repeat if necessary until well coated. They need to be coated completely so they seal and the cheese can't escape.
  6. Drop 3 or 4 at a time into the heated oil for a couple of minutes until they are starting to brown.
  7. Carefully remove. I removed them with a flat pasta scoop (finally, a good use for it), but a slotted spoon will work too ... you just don't want to squeeze them with tongs or poke with a fork, as the cheese will escape and make a big mess.
  8. Repeat these steps with the remaining cheese until they are all cooked.

Notes

Tip about frying: make sure you allow the fat to come back up to temperature between batches, or the breading will just soak all the oil in.

Serve these with homemade marinara sauce!

Courses Appetizer

Cuisine American

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 3 cheese sticks

Amount Per Serving

Calories 336

% Daily Value

Total Fat 27.9 g

43%

Saturated Fat 20.3 g

102%

Cholesterol 112 mg

37%

Sodium 605 mg

25%

Total Carbohydrates 2.9 g

1%

Dietary Fiber 0.4 g

2%

Sugars 0.3 g

Protein 19.5 g

39%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Recipe by Wellness Mama® at https://wellnessmama.com/3861/fried-cheese-sticks/