LOW CARB VEG AND MOZZARELLA PROTEIN STICKS
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Recipe type: Starters
Cuisine: Ketogenic. LCHF. Low Carb. Grain Free. Gluten Free.
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Yield: 4
 
Party food. Snack. Nibbles. Antipasti. Hors d'oeuvre. Appetiser. Whatever you want to call it, this is great for many an occasion where you want to make an impression.
Ingredients
  • 50g zucchini
  • 50g red pepper
  • 150g mozzarella (dry pizza variety)
  • 50g asparagus tips
  • 60g whey protein isolate (for U.S. option, click HERE)
  • 1 egg (whisked)
  • frying oil (I used organic peanut oil, but any high smoking point oil of your choice will do)
  • 20g sugar free mayonnaise (U.S. option HERE) I use this brand because it is the best tasting mayo and has virtually zero carbs!
  • 25g sugar free ketchup
  • 2g Dijon mustard
  • fine Himalayan pink salt to taste
  • lemon wedges
  • sliced cherry tomatoes
Instructions
  1. start with the dipping sauce: combine mayonnaise, ketchup, and mustard, cover with cling film and refrigerate.
  2. next, cut veggies into strips about 6cm long x 1cm width and mozzarella into 6cm x 2cm strips.
  3. place whey protein isolate on a flat plate or bowl and whisked egg in a separate bowl.
  4. dip veggie and mozzarella strips in egg and then whey protein isolate, making sure the whey is tightly adhered all around.
  5. lay strips on a tray lined with parchment paper and place in the freezer for an hour.
  6. heat up your oil in a frying pan until it's very hot.
  7. fry a few strips at a time, draining them onto kitchen paper towel.
  8. sprinkle with salt while still hot.
  9. lay on a serving plate alongside your dipping sauce and decorate with lemon wedges and a few tomatoes.
Notes
Test that the oil is at the correct temperature by gently dropping one veg strip into it - it should start sizzling immediately, if not, wait until it does before adding more veggies.
Don't lower too many strips into the oil at once, otherwise the oil temperature will drop.
Unless you serve the strips immediately, place them on an oven tray lined with parchment paper and reheat them when required.

Metric kitchen scales are an inexpensive yet invaluable gadget to enable accurate measurement of ingredients. Store them upright in a cupboard or over your worktop and they'll only take up a tiny bit of space. Click HERE for the ones I use (UK Link). For U.S. option click HERE.
Nutrition
Serving: ¼ Calories: 198 Fat: 11g Net Carbs: 1.7g Protein: 23g
Recipe by at https://queenketo.com/low-carb-veg-and-mozzarella-protein-sticks/