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Noodle Nibblers

 Noodle Nibblers
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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.