Keto Mozzarella Sticks Recipe:


  • 12 mozzarella string cheese sticks
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ½ cups crushed pork rinds (or pork panko)
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning (optional)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder (optional)
  • Cooking oil for frying (avocado oil or coconut oil are good choices)
  • Marinara sauce for dipping (look for a low-carb version)


  1. Cut each mozzarella stick in half to make 24 shorter sticks.
  2. In a shallow dish, combine the almond flour with Italian seasoning and garlic powder, if using. In another shallow dish, whisk the eggs. In a third shallow dish, place the crushed pork rinds.
  3. Dip each mozzarella stick into the almond flour mixture, ensuring it’s well coated. Then, dip it into the beaten eggs, and finally, roll it in the crushed pork rinds, pressing to adhere the coating.
  4. Place the coated mozzarella sticks on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and freeze them for at least 30 minutes. This will help prevent the cheese from melting too quickly when frying.
  5. Heat about 1 inch of oil in a deep skillet or pan over medium-high heat. You can test the oil’s readiness by dropping a small piece of pork rind into it; it should sizzle immediately.
  6. Carefully fry the mozzarella sticks in batches until they’re golden brown and crispy, about 1-2 minutes per side. Be gentle when flipping them to avoid the cheese leaking out.
  7. Remove the mozzarella sticks with a slotted spoon and place them on a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess oil.
  8. Serve hot with marinara sauce for dipping.

Nutrition Information (per serving, assuming 1 serving = 3 mozzarella sticks):

  • Calories: ~300-350
  • Total Fat: ~25-30g
  • Saturated Fat: ~8-10g
  • Total Carbohydrates: ~5-7g
  • Dietary Fiber: ~2-3g
  • Net Carbohydrates: ~3-4g
  • Protein: ~15-20g

Please note that these nutrition values are approximate and may vary depending on the specific products you use. It’s essential to calculate the exact nutrition based on the brands and quantities you choose to ensure it fits within your keto or low-carb diet goals.

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