Cajun Fried Bowties

cajun fried bowties appetizer

 

Ingredients

  • 12 oz bowtie pasta (aka Farfalle pasta)
  • vegetable oil
  • 1 C yellow cornmeal
  • 1 portion of this Creole seasoning mixture (Emeril’s Essence Creole Seasoning + garlic powder)
    • 2 1/2 tablespoons paprika
    • 2 tablespoons salt
    • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
    • 1 tablespoon black pepper
    • 1 tablespoon onion powder
    • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
    • 1 tablespoon dried leaf oregano
    • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
    • I add 1 tablespoon of garlic powder
  1. Boil pasta for 12 minutes, drain, and blot dry on paper towels
  2. Pour 2 inches of vegetable oil into deep sauce pan or dutch oven. Heat it up over medium-high heat while coating pasta in next step.
  3. Combine corneal and creole seasoning mix in large bowl. Toss pasta, 10 pieces at a time in to bowl and coat with seasoning. Make sure the pasta is not stuck together before tossing them into bowl.
  4. Fry pasta, 10 pieces at a time, for 3 or 4 minutes or until lightly brown.¬†Be careful…they will burn very quickly!
  5. Using slotted spoon, remove pasta from oil and place in on paper towels to drain.
  6. Put in festive container and enjoy!

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GATHER INGREDIENTS

 

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COOK PASTA AND DRAIN

 

 

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TOSS PASTA IN SEASONING, PLACING COVERED PIECES IN CLEAN BOWL

 

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FRY 10 PIECES AT A TIME

 

 

 

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DRAIN ON PAPER TOWEL

 

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SERVE!

 

2 comments on “Cajun Fried Bowties

  1. This sounds very interesting. I never thought of frying pasta, however, I do love the toasted ravioli’s at Olive Garden. Hmmm. I may just have to try this. Thanks for sharing.

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