Friday, December 26, 2014

Parmesan Tortellini Bites

These were from Christmas Eve. So addicting. Would be fun to do with a meat ravioli too!

20oz refrigerated cheese tortellini (I used Bouitoni)
1 cup oil
1 1/2 cups panko bread crumbs (found in Asian section)
1/2 cup Parmesan (I used the really fine grated kind for better coating)
1 cup flour
4-5 eggs, beaten well
1 cup marinara sauce for dipping
Cook tortellini according to package directions, being careful not to over cook. Drain well, lay out on paper towel to dry slightly. Heat oil in skillet. In a bowl combine panko and Parmesan. Put flour in another bowl. Dredge about 10 tortellini at a time in flour, then egg, then panko mixture, making sure to coat well. Set in hot oil. Repeat to fill skillet, cook and turn till golden on all sides, then drain on paper towels. Repeat till all are fried. Serve immediately with marinara sauce or any sauce really, these things are even great by themselves! A 20oz pkg will fill a large cookie sheet so if you have a small group just half the recipe.

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