These fried cheese sticks are ridiculously good. If you have been trying to convince friends or family that real food can taste good too- these will do it!
They are simple to make, but because deep frying is messy and uses up quite a bit of oil, do them when you have a crowd over to feed to make best use of the oil. These are another recipe from my Grain Free Meal Plan- they are both grain and gluten free.
Fried Cheese Stick Ingredients
- 12 cheese sticks: Monterey Jack Cheese is recommended for the GAPS and SCD diets, Mozzarella (string cheese) would work well too
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup blanched almond flour
- 1 tablespoon Italian Seasoning
- 2 cups expeller pressed coconut oil
Fried Cheese Stick Directions
A few hours or more before put cheese sticks in the freezer. You can cut your own sticks from a large block of cheese, or purchase pre-wrapped string cheese or cheese sticks. When ready to make the fried cheese sticks, heat the oil over medium heat in as small of a sauce pan as you can fit the cheese sticks in. Using a small pan allows the oil to be deeper.
In a shallow bowl or dish mix almond flour with Italian Seasoning. Lightly beat eggs in another shallow dish. Take frozen cheese sticks out and dip 1 to 3 at a time in the egg, allow egg to drip off, and then roll in the almond flour mixture until well covered. Drop into the hot oil and fry for 1-2 minutes, or until golden brown. The cheese sticks will likely float to the top of the oil at this time. Remove from oil and drain on a plate. Serve with homemade ranch dressing, red sauce, or barbeque sauce.