Deep Fried Tortellini

    25 min

    A simple and delicious Italian starter or appetiser. Ready-made cheese tortellini are breaded and deep-fried to perfection. Serve with tomato sauce for dipping, if desired.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 450g fresh cheese tortellini
    • 4 tablespoons breadcrumbs
    • 4 tablespoons cornflake crumbs
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • dried parsley, to taste
    • oil for deep frying
    • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Cook tortellini according to package directions. Rinse under cool water and allow to cool slightly.
    2. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine breadcrumbs, cornflake crumbs, salt, pepper, and parsley.
    3. Heat oil in a deep fat fryer or deep frying pan 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.
    4. In batches, deep fry breaded tortellini until golden brown. Serve with passata for dipping.

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    I feel that I have to rate this recipe because one persons bad review has brough the rating down. This is a simple and delicious recipe. It is best if you use unflavoured breadcrumbs.  -  25 Feb 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Very good. I made these for a party and they were a big hit.  -  29 Jan 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was awful!! Made it for a party and I can't say anyone really enjoyed it. If it hadn't been for my husband's homemade spaghetti sauce we served with it, this would have been a huge flop!! Definitely will not make again.  -  16 Jan 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)