Air Fryer Low Carb Mozzarella Sticks
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Low Carb Mozzarella Sticks are made with string cheese coated in a crispy, flavorful coating of Parmesan and almond flour and fried to ooey, gooey, cheesy perfection in less than 30 minutes!
Low Carb Mozzarella Sticks
Game day can be a little tough when you’re eating low carb. There is all of that amazing game day food and almost all of it is dipped or wrapped with carbs. One of the things I miss most is mozzarella sticks and these Low Carb Mozzarella Sticks are everything I love about mozzarella sticks without all of the carbs.
LOW CARB MOZZARELLA STICKS
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What makes a mozzarella stick so awesome is all of that perfectly melted ooey, gooey, cheese inside of a crispy outer crust. The problem is crust is all carbs. So, instead of the usual flour mixture I substituted almond flour and Parmesan cheese. I wanted to get them crisped up without turning into a big melted mess so frying was the best option, but I have to tell you guys while I like to eat fried stuff I don’t like to make it. Filling a pot with oil, dealing with all of the splatter, and the smell, then figuring out what to do with all of that oil after….it’s what keeps me from frying things. Enter my new Philips AirFryer.
Guys, this thing is amazing! It uses no oil so there was no fried oil smell in the house, and it was so simple to clean. I “breaded” my Low Carb Mozzarella sticks in a mixture of Parmesan cheese, almond flour, and spices, then I placed them in the freezer for about 30 minutes to help them hold their shape during the frying process. When they were ready to go I put about 10 in the Philips AirFryer. Then I just switched it on and they started to cook. No warm up necessary! The Philips AirFryer has the latest TurboStar technology which circulates air around the entire unit, heating up to 400 degrees to ensure everything is cooked evenly and quickly. It’s the healthiest way to fry because the Twin TurboStar Technology actually removes fat from the food you cook, reducing it by 75%!
In 5 minutes my Low Carb Mozzarella Sticks came out of the Philips AirFryer, crisp, perfectly melted, and ready to be eaten. I love how quickly they cook because that means I can make several batches in just a few minutes and I don’t have to miss the Big Game!
Tips for making Air Fryer Low Carb Mozzarella Sticks:
- Once you have coated the mozzarella sticks place them in a resealable container and place them in the freeze for 30 minutes. This helps keep them from bursting as they fry.
- The Philips AirFryer retains some of its heat for awhile so if you are making multiple batches you’ll want to lower the time a little as you go on. We started at 5 minutes for our first batch and then went down to 4 minutes after that.
- Let the low carb mozzarella sticks cool for about a minute in the air fryer basket before removing them. This will help them keep their shape.
- These do heat up quick in the microwave (less then 5 seconds in mine!) so if you can re-heat them if the Big Game goes into overtime ;).
Low Carb Mozzarella Sticks
- 12 Mozzarella sticks, string cheese, cut in half
- 2 large Eggs, beaten
- 1/2 cup Almond flour
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, the powdered kind
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Salt
- In a bowl combine almond flour, Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, and garlic salt.
- In a separate bowl whisk eggs.
- One at a time coat your mozzarella stick halves in egg and then toss in the coating mixture. As you finish place them in a resealable container. If you have to make more than 1 layer place parchment paper between the layers of mozzarella sticks.
- Freeze mozzarella sticks for 30 minutes.
- Remove from freezer and place in Philips AirFryer.
- Set to 400 degrees F and cook for 5 minutes.
- Open air fryer and let stand for 1 minute before moving low carb mozzarella sticks to a plate.
Mine ended up totally flat despite following all directions. Most of the cheese ended up coming out in the bottom. They tasted yummy but with they were not flat.
Was the cheese at room temperature? I think the amount of moisture in the cheese also makes a difference.
Very disappointed and ticked off. My airfryer is filled with melted cheese and some burned to it. Mess everywhere. I followed the directions. 12 sticks cut in half. Had them in the freezer for an hour then right to the air fryer. First batch, at 400 for 5 minutes liquified all over the place. I ended up with a ton extra breading too. It’s a big mess and my house stinks.
I’m sorry you had that experience Lisa. I wonder if different air fryers cook differently, we have only tried one make and model.
These were great!
Mine came out flat but still tasty and cheesyyyyy. I’ll try having the cheese at room temp next time before I dust and freeze em. I used 8 whole sticks cut in half, and I ATE THEM ALL. These are so good but got me so naughty 😀 thanks for an awesome idea!
Maybe clarify that it’s best to fry in small batches? In many air fryers, they will not cook properly when overcrowded.
I entered 6 Servings for the recipe …What do you mean by the first ingredient?
It says *12 Mozzarella Sticks* String Cheese Cut in Half.
Does this mean that you end up with 12 or 24 Mozzarella Sticks?
Thank you so much!
My BF and I are debating over this. LOL
You cut 12 mozzarella string cheeses in half giving you 24 mozzarella sticks. We said 4 finished mozzarella sticks (2 string cheese) were a serving.
Nope. Didnt work for me. Melted ling before they browned. Big puddle of cheese and almond flour.
Interesting recipe. I made some last night, out of package cut Cheese sticks in half, placed in freezer for about 30 min, then coated in egg/heavy cream then dipped in baking blend with Italian seasonings and H. Sea Salt. Redipped in egg mixture and again in baking blend. Then, carefully placed in the ninja air fryer for 4-5 minutes. They were hard to get out because I didn’t allow them to cool (learned that from this post!). Looking forward to trying again with the tips from this post. ❤️
Do yours come out flat?
Could you tell me the model of the air fryer that you recommend?
Hi Beth, I have a Philips Air Fryer 2.75 qt. I would recommend the Philips XXL model. I believe it’s 4 quarts.
I’ve been working on the cheese sticks for a while. I follow this recipe except for the Parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning. I use a half and half mixture of regular/ hot pork rinds with the almond flour. I also use about 1/2 tsp of cajon seasoning . I double dip them before putting in the freezer. Makes a great snack
Thanks for sharing your tips!
Over cooks at this temp and time. Next time I’ll try 5 minutes at 350°
Won’t make these again. Very easy but just ok tasting. They turned out flat and melted all over the bottom of the fryer.