THERE’S NOTHING WRONG WITH ENJOYING GOOEY MOZZARELLA ROLLED UP WITH YOUR FAVOURITE LOW-CARB TOPPINGS
Yes, you read that correctly, fried mozzarella roll-ups that you can stuff with just about anything. The best part is that this recipe is low-carb, keto and overall delicious for just about anyone who loves cheese.
Oh, did I mention these fried mozzarella cheese roll-ups are practically ZERO CARB~ The cheese has a bit of carbs but that’s about it which makes these perfect for those who opt for no-carb cleansing days.
How many of you like to rip the entire topping off your pizza slice and devour it?
I do because it tastes so good and it’s addicting. I don’t always do that and yes I eat the pizza crust but for Mrs. CBB if you left her alone with a piping hot meat-lovers pizza you’d come back to it undressed. She loves pizza, and over the years we’ve created low-carb pizza in so many recipes some of which we have yet to post on our blog.
If you love bacon and mozzarella today is your lucky day as I turn my keto mozzarella bacon bombs into something inside-out. We’re always trying to create new keto, low-carb recipes in our house like any other home chef who wants variety in their menu plan. What we don’t often do is factor in snacks so it’s important for us to use ingredients we have on hand so we can still get our snack on when needed.
How to make fried mozzarella cheese
Well, I’ve got you covered with my new fried mozzarella roll-ups stuffed with bacon or sometimes we like to sneak in a grilled hotdog or sausage to switch it up.
The difference and benefit to going the fried mozzarella route is that you don’t have to freeze mozzarella before you coat it with a crushed pork-rind mixture nor dip it in egg wash. None of that in fact.
You also don’t have to wrap your frozen mozzarella sticks in bacon like we did for our bacon bombs.
Those types of keto recipes take longer to prepare because you have that freezing time which I recommend doing over night.
What happens though when you get that craving for fried mozzarella cheese or Halloumi and want it now and not tomorrow?
You make these 20 minute fried mozzarella cheese roll-ups and let me tell you that if you’ve never eaten and just stared at the wall, you’ll do it with this recipe.
I don’t specifically eat a keto diet but my wife is on year three of loving low-carb, sugar-free, gluten-free foods and of course I don’t mind helping to create recipes for her.
In fact there hasn’t been one keto recipe that we’ve made that I don’t like but as most of you know you’re either keto or you’re not. Pick one or the other, which means I have to still watch what I’m eating because I’m not strict keto.
This could end in weight-gain and other problems that you don’t want to deal with. On occasion though like any other snack enjoying it in moderation is the spice of life. You have to enjoy variety in your meals so why not pursue deliciousness and gooey fried mozzarella cheese for your next keto snack?
I’ve often wondered how easy it would be to make fried mozzarella cheese taco shells and we did it, super easy. From there fried mozzarella became the shell of life for my wife. Instead of using bread, taco shells or anything with gluten when she wanted a quick-fix she goes with the fried mozzarella specifically the stuffed roll-ups.
A typical low-carb high-fat meal for her might be 2 friend mozzarella bacon stuffed roll-ups, 1 hard-boiled egg cut in half, some sort of sugar-free low-carb mayo or dip and possibly a small green salad. That’s a meal for her and I don’t know about you but it not only smells and looks delicious it tastes out of this world. Bacon, Cheese, Bacon, Cheese you can’t go wrong with those two ingredients.
How to make fried mozzarella roll-ups
There are a few key elements to making the perfect fried mozzarella roll-ups because it can easily turn into a melted mess if you’re not careful.
Using a good frying pan that is non-stick is ideal but I’ve made this in a stainless steel frying pan without issue but I’ve done it so many times it’s easy for me. Perhaps if it is your first time making fried mozzarella go with a non-stick frying pan.
It’s imperative that you use a good mozzarella cheese for this recipe and nothing that pretends to be mozzarella. That means go for the Italian mozzarella that will cost you more than those bricks of cheese that taste nothing like authentic mozzarella. You don’t want the fresh mozzarella for this recipe as I can’t promise you it will turn out the same way.
For these fried mozzarella roll-ups we went with well-known Saputo pizza Mozzarella cheese or the traditional Saputo mozzarella cheese. You can find in huge blocks at Costco for $20. If you’re on a keto diet you know cheese is your friend so this is a great buy and a must-have staple for the low-carb diet.
When you are frying the mozzarella strips it’s important that you do it slowly on low heat. I’d say keep your dial to around the 4 or 5 mark to let the mozzarella cheese melt slow. Once the cheese is melted and starts to bubble this is where you come in with your spatula and start going around the edges lifting them up a bit as you go.
The idea is to keep the mozzarella cheese from sticking to the pan and into a rectangle shape for rolling. Unfortunately I forgot to take that photo but once I make this again I will come back and add it to this post for a visual representation of what I’m talking about. Don’t fear it’s so easy to make fried mozzarella cheese roll-ups you’ll come back for more.
Once you are able to lift up one half of the fried mozzarella rectangle easily and you can see it is golden brown flip the entire lot over in the frying pan. From here you will slowly melt the flip-side the same way. Once it has completely melted and browned shut the heat off.
Let your fried mozzarella cheese rectangle cool enough so you can stuff it with really whatever you like. In my photos today you will see fried crispy bacon and fried Costco hotdog. Simply add what you’d like to the middle of your fried mozzarella cheese and then roll it up.
It’s that easy!!!
I’m a huge fan of having a dip with my fried mozzarella roll-ups and tend to go with a mayonnaise that has Frank’s Red Hot Sauce mixed in for some tang or taco seasoned sour-cream. You can also go for a sugar-free ketchup and some mustard if you roll a hotdog or sausage.
If you’re a pizza lover well then, add a thin layer of your favourite low-carb pizza sauce and other toppings but don’t go overboard because it may get tough to roll a monster fried mozzarella pizza roll.
- 10¼ inch rectangle slices of Italian Mozzarella
- 4 slices of crispy fried bacon of choice
- 2 boiled, baked, fried or grilled hot-dogs or sausages (you will see two variation photos of this recipe)
- In a medium non-stick frying pan on dial 5 on the cooker add 5 rectangle slices of mozzarella cheese in a row. They must be touching each other so they melt into one.
- Let the cheese melt completely and then with your spatula start forming your rectangle by pushing the cheese back into shape.
- At the same time see if you can lift the cheese up successfully while it holds its shape. Once you can do this for the entire rectangle do a quick flip and melt the other side.
- You will want both sides to be golden brown but often the second flip side stays lighter since you don't want to burn it. This is the side you will want to stuff.
- Turn off the heat once it is done and let the fried mozzarella cheese cool for 3-5 minutes just to handle.
- On top of the fried mozzarella cheese add your toppings. In this case crispy fried bacon and hotdogs were used. Roll it up and enjoy!
- Create a simple dip as I described above in my blog post.
Now, I want to make this but I have no mozzarella in the house. I guess I know where we will be heading to next for a shopping trip, Costco.
I hope you enjoyed our simple fried mozzarella cheese roll-ups and share this recipe with your friends. One of the best gifts you can give someone is the gift of food and love. Mix them together and life will be happy.
Discussion: What would you stuff your fried mozzarella cheese roll-ups with? Leave me a comment below and I’ll respond.
According to Atkins Low Carb Counter.
0.50 g Net Carbs, 21 g Protein net grams Fat 18.5 g per 1 mozzarella cheese roll-up
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