Mozzarella Stick Substitute

    Serves: 3

    Preparation time: 25 minutes


    3 lemons
    1 pound fresh mozzarella cheese
    2 large garlic cloves, crushed
    ½ tsp. salt
    ½ cup olive oil
    Fresh oregano and basil, finely chopped

    Preparation: Heat a frying pan on medium heat and cut the cheese into long rectangles about 1/4th of an inch thickness.  Squeeze the juice from the fresh lemons to get about 4 tablespoons of fresh juice. In a small bowl, mix the garlic and salt and then add the lemon juice to make a paste. Add the ½ cup of olive oil until you get a substance that has the consistency of mayonnaise. Toss the cheese batons in this mixture and then place on the frying pan and fry for 2 – 3 minutes, turning halfway through. Remove from the heat, place on a serving platter and sprinkle with basil and oregano before serving.

    Serving Suggestion: A simple tomato marinara sauce is a great, low-carb dressing for these sticks.

    Nutritional Information per Serving:

    Calories 286
    Fat 24.1g
    Carbohydrate 4.8g
    Dietary Fiber 0.9g
    Net Carbs 3.9g
    Protein 15.1g