Thursday, July 11, 2013

Fried Pasta Stix

Fried Pasta Stix

I came up with this recipe as a way of using up some leftover cooked lasagna noodles. I love the crunchy baked ends of lasagna! That is exactly what this tastes like when dipped into your favorite pasta sauce! So good and very easy to make!
Perfect for an appetizer or snack!


Fried Pasta Stix
Fried Pasta Stix

INGREDIENTS:
3 cooked lasagna noodles
1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
3 Tbls, grated parmesan or romano cheese
1/2 cup pasta sauce
corn oil for pan frying

DIRECTIONS:
Pat the cooked lasagna noodles dry.
Then cut them in half crosswise.
Then cut them into 1 inch strips lengthwise. You should have strips that are about 5 1/2 inches long by 1 inch wide.
Heat about 1/2 inch of corn oil in a 9-10 inch diameter frying pan(non-stick if possible)
In a large flat plate, mix together the
 seasoned bread crumbs, garlic powder and grated cheese.
Press each side of the noodle strips firmly into the bread crumb mixture and set aside.
When oil is hot, place 3 breaded strips into the hot oil and fry on each side for about 2 minutes or until nicely browned.
Remove from oil and blot on paper towels.
Continue until all the strips are fried.
Serve warm with warm pasta sauce for dipping.
Serves 2 people
 

14 comments:

  1. Lillian, I love this idea and I always have some extra lasagna noodles when I make lasagna! Thank you for this creative recipe idea!

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    1. Thanks DeeDee! Please let me know if you try it! =D

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  2. I, like you, LOVE the ends of lasagna noodles! I must try this very soon - in fact, I have some leftover noodles in the pantry!

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    1. That's great! I hope you'll try this! My food friend mentioned that these Pasta Stix would also be great for dipping into artichoke/spinach dips! I'll be trying that next time! Thanks Kelli! =D

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    1. Thank you so much for checking it out and commenting Ambreen! =D

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  4. This looks heavenly Lillian. I will certainly be making these, and love the idea of the spinach artichoke dip vs the marinara. Thanks for posting:)

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  5. That's a great idea to use up left over lagsane...

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  6. When I lived in Chicago, they used to sell "baked pasta chips", which were crunchy, low-fat and doused in parmesan. I used them as that "snack" when I lost 150lbs on Weight Watchers, using them for salsa. :) Thanks for reminding me of that. To this day I have never been able to find baked pasta chips. :)

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    1. Oh, I love the baked idea! And they were crunchy when baked? I'll have to try that! And I love the salsa idea! Thank you so much for mentioning that! Congrats on the huge weight loss! =D

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  7. Macaroni Grill used to serve a dish that included this idea along with other Italian toppings like sauce, sausage, cheese, olives, etc... like an Italian version of Nachos. It was DELISH and we were so bummed when they took it off their menu. I will be trying this soon! Thanks for the idea! :)

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    1. That is so cool! I didn't know they served a similar item! I'll have to Google it to see if I can find pics of their version! It might still be floating around on the web! Thank you for checking out my recipe! I hope you'll let me know how you like it when you make these! =D

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