Thursday, July 26, 2007
Favorite Ingredients Friday--Appetizer & Snacks Edition
Overwhelmed With Joy is having an Apetizers & Snacks Edition for Favorite Ingredients Friday. As usual you will find many good recipes from many wonderful contributors.
Something I haven't made for a long time is this recipe. I have a hard time sharing when I do. Hope you like it too.
1/2 pound frozen cheese-filled tortellini (about 60)
1 beaten egg
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup fine dry bread crumbs
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
Cooking oil for deep-fat frying
Cook tortellini according to package directions. Drain in a colander; rinse, drain again, and cool. Combine egg and milk in a large mixing bowl. Add tortellini and toss gently to coat. Combine bread crumbs and Parnesan cheese in a plastic bag. Lift tortellini with a slotted spoon and add about one-fourth at a time to crumb mixture. Toss to coat with crumbs. Remove.
Carefully add about 12 tortellini to deep, hot oil (365 degrees). Fry for 1 minute or till golden brown. Remove with slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Transfer to cookie sheet or ovenproof platter and keep warm in 300 degree oven while frying the remaining appetizers. Serve warm with Cajun Aioli. Makes 12 servings.
Cajun Aioli: Stir together 1 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing; 4 cloves garlic, minced; 3 tablespoons lemon juice; 1 tablespoon snipped fresh chives; and 1/4 teaspoon each ground black, white, and red pepper in a small bowl. Makes about 1 1/4 cups.
Eat well this weekend!