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Shattering Fast
01-13-2008, 03:17 PM
I didn't really measure anything out, but this is a definite good keto snack full of EFA's.


- 3 String Cheese Sticks (I used part skim mozzarella, but I'm pretty sure any other kind would work.)
- 1/2 cup or 1 cup of oil (I used olive)
- 1oz. flax seed meal
- Italian Seasoning, or just garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper to taste
- 1 egg

1) Cut the cheese sticks in half
2) Cover cheese sticks in beaten egg, and then roll around in the dry flax seed meal/seasoning mixture
3) Re-dip stick in egg
4) Re-dip in dry mixture
5) Place all sticks in heated oil and cook until crispy

Enjoy! :)

I'm sure for a dipping sauce maybe a low carb marinara (for those no longer in induction) or possibly a dipping oil for Italian breads would work (olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic). I had them by their selves and I loved them, so in all honesty they don't really need anything else.

01-13-2008, 03:19 PM
Im totally making these for lunch tomorrow


x buhlayz x
01-13-2008, 04:21 PM
wheres the low carb marinara to go along with this?
just made these: pretty tasty, dont forget to add salt though

01-14-2008, 09:41 AM
is salt important when on keto>?

01-22-2008, 05:07 PM
I made these yesterday as an appetizer and they were great! I used peanut oil to fry them in and found a can of tomato sauce that was relatively low in carbs and added some garlic and other spices to make a dipping sauce.

01-22-2008, 05:11 PM
wow - this actually sounds delicious!

02-27-2008, 08:34 PM
these sound delicious im gonna try them asap

03-05-2008, 11:16 AM
I went and bought Italian Seasoning a a WHOLE BOX of mozarella sticks ..


Oh and if you are going to make the dipping oil - recycle the oil you cooked in maybe ? add salt/pepper/garlic to it and dipppperrrrsss ....
remember guys dont take the heat up TOO high with the EVOO - just barely get it to frying temp
shall report back

03-05-2008, 08:53 PM
This was really really good!!!!!!!!!!!!!

03-07-2008, 05:14 PM
mm kay I must say without sauce these were the grossest effin things I have ever eaten as a keto meal/snack

03-08-2008, 07:19 PM
HHm.. They were awesome with dipping sauce, but not bad without 'em.. melty cheese breaded with flax and seasonings, how is that not good?

03-08-2008, 08:22 PM
I thought they would be good as well j .. to me they were terrible though

did everyone use golden flax or regular ?

03-10-2008, 05:07 PM
Wow, those were good.
Had a tomato sauce that had 11g of carbs 3fibre in 1/2 cup, probably only used about 3 tbsp so almost no sugar.
I made 130g of cheese worth.
Between the flax and the oil in the pan, how much fat would you estimate the oil and flax added?
130g of cheese was 20g of fat.
I aim for about 40g per meal. My guess would be close to that?

03-10-2008, 07:28 PM
Damn these were awesome!!!! I dipped them in low carb Ketchup and blue cheese salad dressing, they would also be good in ranch dressing!

Shattering Fast
03-11-2008, 06:50 PM
I thought of another idea for the crust, instead of flax seed you could use ground almonds/walnuts/any kind of nuts, although I'm not sure how well it would work or how good it would taste, some people may prefer it.

03-11-2008, 07:01 PM
Man I literally just finished eating my 2nd batch of these, Im hooked! I used plastic bags to get the egg and flax on the cheese this time and it work MUCH better then bowls, less mess and even distribution of the flax equaling a good flax to cheese ratio! :)

03-28-2008, 08:01 PM
oh my goodness!!! i'm gonna try these for sure!

Can anyone guesstimate how much extra fat frying them in the oil will add?

03-28-2008, 10:13 PM
made them today, they were delicious :)

my first time frying anything so they came out a little funky looking


03-29-2008, 06:08 AM
made them today, they were delicious :)

my first time frying anything so they came out a little funky looking

Why are they red?

03-29-2008, 11:01 AM
they look pretty good

03-29-2008, 09:13 PM
i love anything and everything fried!!!!!

03-29-2008, 09:32 PM
Why are they red?

that's part of the flax meal that didn't stick to the cheese sticks when I pulled them out from the oil

03-31-2008, 07:21 AM
I tried these with no egg, and substitute ground pork rinds for flax meal. Holy F...delicious!

04-02-2008, 06:17 AM
Going to try these asap.

04-02-2008, 09:14 AM
Id be eating these all day if I wasnt doing steak & egss right now.

05-09-2008, 10:38 PM
Has anybody cooked these with any oil other than olive oil and had it come out good?

05-09-2008, 11:08 PM
oh wow...these look yummy. i cant wait, i start 12 weeks of keto cutting on sunday!

05-10-2008, 07:25 PM
I tried these with no egg, and substitute ground pork rinds for flax meal. Holy F...delicious!

I kept the egg but used hot -n- spicy flavored fried pork skins and they were totally kick @$$. I didnt even add any spices either.

Baken-ets pork skins

cal 80 per 9 peices
fat 5g
sat fat 2g
carbs 0
sugars 0
fiber 0
prot 7

10-10-2008, 11:27 PM
these were pretty good. repped

10-13-2008, 07:54 AM
made them today, they were delicious :)

my first time frying anything so they came out a little funky looking


looking great =)

10-16-2008, 06:37 PM
Mmmm.. that sounds good! I'm going to have to try and do that next time I have string cheese.

10-17-2008, 11:35 AM
holy sh*t.

these are amazing.

11-09-2008, 05:54 AM


05-08-2011, 01:48 PM
Just got done making these...

Was not impressed

the sauce makes them edible at least. I think I might have gotten too cheap of string cheese or had the heat to high (pulled it off as it was looking a bit burned) because it was solid almost directly after cooking.

Was really looking forward to these and was a little bummed.

Edit: girlfriend made a couple using ground almond... Very good! I realized it was the flax taste/texture I dislike so much... Need to try the pork rind mentioned above

05-18-2011, 11:52 AM
yummmmmmm. making these tomorrow.

05-31-2011, 05:32 PM
I just made these. They are phenomenal. I made them with cheddar and string cheese. Both came out great. I made sure to use Italian seasoning, lots of garlic powder, onion powder, a dash of chili powder, and salt. If you put a lot of seasoning you don't notice the flax. Thank you OP, these went great with my Italian chicken tonight!!

06-08-2011, 12:13 PM
I tried this recipe last night. I enjoyed the result. I used pepper jack cheese instead however. Thank you for the recipe!

06-08-2011, 01:03 PM
So I haven't fried anything like this before outside of using a deep fryer which i dont own haha.

Should the cheese sticks be totally submerged in the oil or do you just turn them every now and then to even it out?

06-23-2011, 09:35 AM
I'm definitely trying this out

07-11-2011, 12:50 PM
I'm definitely trying this out

can these be baked instead of frying?

07-17-2011, 10:10 PM
I just got back from making my own version of these,

and yes, they can be baked, as I just gave that a try.

Instead of the Flax meal, I used wheat germ as my breading, which worked out well. But the baking side was difficult to get the wheat germ crispy enough, I had the oven at 375 and cooked for about 5 minutes. I could have went longer, but I did not want to get the cheese too hot.

I just used some prego sauce as dip, which tasted fine.

Overall, I liked them, and I will probably make them again. However, I would recommend frying them, if you want full potential