Fried Pasta Crisps


1/2 poundAny small filled pasta
Oil for frying
1/3 cup Parmesan
1 teaspoon Dried basil
1/8 teaspoon Cayenne
Garlic salt

How to prepare

If pasta doesn’t feel moist and supple, cover with boiling water and let stand until softened, 5 minutes Drain. Spread soaked pasta on a 10×15″ baking pan lined with paper towels. Blot pasta gently and let dry 5 minutes. If pasta feels moist, omit saoking and drying step. Meanwhile, place 1/3 of the pasta in a skillet with heated oil. Cook, turning occasionally, until golden and crisp, 2-3 minutes. Remove with slotted spoon and drain. Serve or keep warm in a 200~ oven up to 30 minutes while frying remaining pasta. In a bag, mix cheese, basil, cayenne, and garlic salt to taste. Add warm pasta and shake to coat. Pour into bowl. Offer pasta with cocktail sauce for dipping Makes 60-80 appetizers

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