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Mozzarella-Stuffed Fried Manicotti

Details

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)

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

  • In a large, heavy-bottomed pot, heat oil to 350 degrees.
  • Stuff each manicotti with 4 mini mozzarella balls.
  • 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.
  • Fry manicotti in batches for about 2 to 3 minutes until golden and crispy. Serve hot with marinara sauce.