My sister makes this delicious appetizer for many of our parties and family get togethers. They may be made ahead of time and warmed up on a pizza tray just before serving. Serve with tomato sauce for dipping.
Original recipe makes 6 servings
1 (16 ounce) package refrigerated or fresh cheese tortellini
1/4 cup bread crumbs
1/4 cup cornflake crumbs
salt and pepper to taste
dried parsley, to taste
oil for deep frying
2 eggs, lightly beaten
- Cook tortellini according to package directions. Rinse under cool water, and allow to cool slightly.
- In a large resealable plastic bag, combine bread crumbs, cornflake crumbs, salt, pepper, and parsley.
- Heat oil in a deep fryer or deep skillet over medium heat. In small batches, dip the tortellini in egg, and place in resealable bag. Shake to coat, and set aside on a plate until the oil is hot.
- In batches, deep fry breaded tortellini until golden brown. Serve with tomato sauce for dipping.
Calories: 419 kcal
Carbohydrates: 41.4 g
Cholesterol: 103 mg
Fat: 23.1 g
Fiber: 2.2 g
Protein: 13.2 g
Sodium: 430 mg