Deep Fried Tortellini

Deep Fried Tortellini


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About this recipe: 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.


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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