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How to make mozzarella sticks without bread crumbs

How to make mozzarella sticks without bread crumbs

A crispy and crunchy exterior with gooey, stringy mozzarella cheese inside is something that excites your taste buds and melts your insides with pure comfort food bliss. Fried mozzarella sticks are a delicious appetizer or snack that is popular among every age group. They are not just easy to make but are very satisfying as well.

The ideal fried mozzarella stick recipe includes rectangular sticks of the cheese dipped in egg wash and then covered in a herb and bread crumb mixture. They are then deep-fried until the outside is golden and the cheese melts to perfection! You can also air fry them in an air fryer if you prefer.

Most people love breadcrumbs, but there are a few that might not be a fan. Especially when you are on a restricted diet like a keto diet, you look for ways to make these sticks without bread crumbs.

So if you are wondering how to make mozzarella sticks without bread crumbs? We have a few amazing ideas for you to try!

Why do you need breading on a mozzarella cheese stick?

Mozzarella cheese is sensitive to temperature. It means if you are not keeping it in a cool place, it will start to melt quickly. Because the idea of mozzarella sticks is to fry the sticks at a high temperature so that they are gooey inside and the outside is crispy. And the only way to do so is by having another layer on them. The layer works as an insulator protecting the mozzarella, giving you the texture these sticks are known for.

Bread crumb substitutes

Gram flour for mozzarella sticks

If you want to make mozzarella sticks without using bread crumbs, here are a few substitute ideas for you that work really well and give you crispy sticks:

  • Parmesan cheese: Parmesan cheese is a delicious type of cheese with a hard texture. It has a nutty and fruity flavor. You can use parmesan cheese in powdered form and mix it with seasonings and herbs. Dip the sticks first in the egg and then in this mixture. Fry, and you will get a delicious crispy crust.
  • Almond and coconut flour: Another ingredient that works well when you are on a keto diet is either almond flour, coconut flour, or a mixture of both. The two ingredients are not just low in carbs and healthy but are also an ideal bread crumb substitute. So, you can happily use almond flour or coconut flour instead of bread crumbs.
  • Gram flour: Gram flour is made by grinding dried chickpeas. It is a rich source of protein and is widely used in Indian cuisine. You can make a paste of gram flour by adding water. Season it according to your liking and dip the mozzarella stick in it. Now fry it and enjoy! You won’t need egg wash for this recipe.

More bread crumb substitutes

dehydrated potatoes for mozzarella sticks

  • Tempura batter: Tempura batter is known to have a light and crispy texture. It is widely used in Japanese cuisine and works well for chicken and shrimp. But you can also use it for mozzarella sticks instead of breadcrumbs. You can even use a premade tempura mix from the grocery store. You can also make it yourself with all-purpose flour, cold water, seasonings, and egg.
  • Dehydrated potatoes: Dehydrated potatoes come in several flavors and offer a very satisfying crunch as well.
  • Grounded Cheetos/Doritos: Another popular and rather new way of making mozzarella sticks is by grounding Cheetos or Doritos until they are in coarse form. Dip the sticks in eggs first and then in the chips and fry until you get a crunchy texture. Mozzarella sticks prepared this way are sure to be a big hit with your kids!

What to serve mozzarella sticks with?

Here are a few ideas on what to serve with mozzarella sticks:

marinara sauce for mozzarella sticks

  • Marinara sauce: the classic way of serving mozzarella cheese sticks is with marinara sauce. It is always a great choice.
  • Soy sauce: Try mozzarella sticks with soy sauce, especially when you are using a tempura batter to make them.
  • Chilli garlic sauce: Ketchup, garlic, and chili sauce make a deliciously tangy and savory sauce.
  • Chilli oil: It is spicy and delicious.
  • Ranch dips: Ranch dips are creamy, rich, and very addicting.
  • Cheese sauce: A rich, cheesy sauce is a perfect pair with mozzarella cheese sticks, especially for cheese lovers.

How to make mozzarella sticks without bread crumbs

how to make mozzarella sticks without bread crumbs

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 10 minutes
  • Total time: 20 minutes
  • Servings: 4

Ingredients:

  • 2 mozzarella cheese sticks or string cheese
  • ¼ cup almond flour
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • 2 whole eggs, whisked
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • Salt, to taste

Instructions:

  1. Crack eggs in a deep bowl and whisk. Set the egg mixture bowl aside.
  2. Put the almond flour, coconut flour, parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, black pepper, and salt in another shallow dish. Mix well.
  3. Dip the mozzarella sticks first in the eggs and then dip them in the dry mixture. Press so that the mixture sticks to the mozzarella stick.
  4. Heat oil in a pan. Once you have hot oil, add the mozzarella sticks and fry for about 2 to 3 minutes or until they get a golden color.
  5. Take them out and place them on a cooling rack.
  6. Serve your cooked mozzarella sticks with your favorite sauce.

How to make mozzarella sticks without bread crumbs

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 14 mins
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 2 mozzarella cheese sticks or string cheese
  • ¼ cup almond flour
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • 2 whole eggs whisked
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • Salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • Crack eggs in a deep bowl and whisk. Set the egg mixture bowl aside.
  • Put the almond flour, coconut flour, parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, black pepper, and salt in another shallow dish. Mix well.
  • Dip the mozzarella sticks first in the eggs and then dip them in the dry mixture. Press so that the mixture sticks to the mozzarella stick.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Once you have hot oil, add the mozzarella sticks and fry for about 2 to 3 minutes or until they get a golden color.
  • Take them out and place them on a cooling rack.
  • Serve your cooked mozzarella sticks with your favorite sauce.

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