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How do you improve mozzarella sticks? By stuffing mozzarella cheese inside manicotti and frying them to a golden brown.

Mozzarella-Stuffed Fried Manicotti (Pastarella Sticks)
Servings:

serving time12 Manicotti

Ingredients

  • 12 manicotti noodles, cooked according to package instructions

  • 48 mini mozzarella balls

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 cups Italian-style breadcrumbs

  • 6 cups oil, for frying

  • Marinara sauce, to serve

Instructions

  1. In a large, heavy-bottomed pot, heat oil to 350 degrees.

  2. Stuff each manicotti with 4 mini mozzarella balls.

  3. In a medium shallow bowl, beat 2 eggs. In a large shallow bowl, place breadcrumbs. Dredge stuffed pasta in egg, breadcrumbs, then egg again, and more breadcrumbs to form a thick crust.

  4. Fry manicotti in batches for about 2 to 3 minutes until golden and crispy. Serve hot with marinara sauce.

Mozzarella-Stuffed Fried Manicotti (Pastarella Sticks)
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