Say Cheeeese!!!… Fried Cheese, that is

fried cheeseGuess what happens when you mash cauliflower like mashed potatoes? You get mashed cauliflower.

Yep, that’s right! Shouldn’t be a huge suprise that when trying to turn your favorite comfort food into a low-carb dish, it doesn’t always work. Don’t get me wrong, making low-carb versions of your favorite comfort foods are one of the only ways to succeed at that style of eating (and to keep your sanity while doing so). Although I hated the cauliflower “mashed potatoes”, I found that chopping it up like rice was a more similar tasting substitute.

Anyway, I feel in all fairness I should have a disclaimer that this recipe hardly compares to the crumbly, crunchy bread crumb coating surrounding your favorite fried cheese sticks, but after eating a low-carb diet for any amount of time longer than a week, you won’t give a damn!

After perusing Pinterest for low-carb recipes, I stumbled upon this gem. Fried cheese…Literally. No breading necessary as the special cheese used creates its own crust of sorts. It doesn’t get too thick, hence it not being like a real fried cheese stick, but it’s pretty awesome, nonetheless.

Ingredients: Frying Cheese such as: Mexican Frying Cheese, Wisconsin Frying Cheese or Halumi
Oil (for frying)
Dipping Sauce: you could use any marinara, but I haven’t been able to find a low-carb one, so I used a store bought roasted red pepper spread found in the same section as the tomato sauces.

Pour oil in a deep pan about an inch up the side and heat on medium heat. Cut cheese into cubes. When oil is hot, cook cheese in small batches until they create a brown coating on all sides. Place on a paper-towel lined plate and let cool slightly. Repeat for all cheese. Serve with dipping sauce. Easy Peasy!… Or I guess I should say Easy Cheesy!!!

Fried Cheese


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