FOOD

Mozzarella-Stuffed Fried Manicotti

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

FOOD

Mozzarella-Stuffed Fried Manicotti

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

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

Steps

  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.
  4. In a large shallow bowl, place breadcrumbs.
  5. Dredge stuffed pasta in egg, breadcrumbs, then egg again, and more breadcrumbs to form a thick crust.
  6. Fry manicotti in batches for about 2 to 3 minutes until golden and crispy.
  7. Serve hot with marinara sauce.