For a tasty alternative to plain old potato chips, try the crunchy snack Lee Denney of Cushing, Oklahoma created from pasta. "The spices and cheese that coat the fried noodles give them a terrific flavor," she assures. "We love to eat them with soup, sandwiches or in between meals."
12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.
- 2 cups uncooked bow tie pasta
- Oil for deep-fat frying
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Pat dry with paper
- towels. Heat oil to 375° in an electric skillet or deep-fat
- fryer. Fry bow ties, a few at a time, for 1-1/2 minutes or until
- golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
- Combine remaining ingredients in a resealable plastic bag; add warm
- bow ties and shake to coat. Serve warm or cold. Yield: 3 cups.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.