Fried Bow Tie Pasta

We first enjoyed these tasty appetizer at Copeland’s in Shreveport many years ago.  They are crisp and flavorful–a great “scoop” for your favorite dip.  Serve with spinach artichoke dip or 3 cheese fondue or just eat by themselves!

8 ounces bow tie pasta
2 eggs
3 T. milk
Italian bread crumbs (recipe below)
2/3 c. olive oil
12 slices bread (cook for 15 minutes at 250 degrees to dry), grate finely with food processor
Add in:
1 t. oregano
1 t. sweet basil
1/2 t. garlic powder
1 t. salt
1/8 t. cayenne pepper
4 T. Parmesan cheese, grated

Boil bow tie pasta in boiling water for 7 to 8 minutes. Remove from heat and drain.

Mix eggs and milk in a small bowl. Dip each piece of pasta in egg mixture, then roll in Italian bread crumbs in a large bowl. Set on a plate.

Heat oil on medium high heat for 5 minutes. Place a handful of pasta in oil. Cook for 2 1/2 minutes and turn. Cook another 2 1/2 minutes. Set aside on a plate with a paper towel to drain excess oil.

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  1. This brought back sweet memories from home. We had a Copeland’s in our town and Keith and I occasionally would sneak out and enjoy a meal there. I loved this app….hadn’t thought about it in a long time. This bow tie pasta would make a great fondue side.

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