Gooey mozzarella sticks, brought to you by pork rinds.
Pork Rinds are a low-carb anomaly. While many cannot stand their origination as the skin of pigs, fried to puff, others cannot take the smell, let alone the taste.
Regardless how much of a super-taster (or smeller) one happens to be, to not give pork rind crumbs one honest, solid attempt as a breading would be a travesty on the same level as the time you wore your Flash Dance costume to a fancy dress ball, only to find out it was a 60’s theme.
Pork rinds are quickly and easily turned to crumb sexiness in a food processor or by using a rolling pin and a plastic zipper bag. One 6-ounce (large) bag yields roughly 2 cups of crumbs, perfect for breading your favorites.
Make plenty in advance (I process 5, 6-ounce bags at a time) and keep in the freezer, labeled. This recipe will quickly become a staple in your kitchen to be used with fish, chicken, pork, mozzarella sticks, and more!
This recipe is gluten-free and induction friendly.
Two favorites: Tomato Garlic Basil or Garlic and Herb
Flavored Pork Rind Crumbs for Breading
1 6 ounce bag of Pork rinds
2 Tbsp Mrs Dash Seasoning Blend (one Tbsp per cup of crumbs)*
Process pork rinds in food processor (or crush with a rolling pin in a zippered bag). If processed, pour into plastic zipper bag. Add 2 Tbsp Mrs Dash (or your favorite seasoning to taste). Shake bag to distribute seasoning.
One 6-ounce bag makes approx. 2 cups of crumbs.
Note: If you wish to make a large batch, 5 bags of pork rinds, processed, uses one entire bottle of Mrs. Dash (roughly 8 Tbsp).
Use with chicken, fish, shrimp, mozzarella sticks or other items which take to breading.
Nutritional Information per recipe (2 cups): Calories: 466, Carbohydrates: 4 g, Fiber: 0 g, Net Carbohydrates: 4 g, Protein: 52g, Fat: 27 g
*Note: there is fructose in the Mrs. Dash Tomato Basil Garlic, but the impact is so minimal that I only allot one carb per Tbsp (or cup of rinds).
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