Fried Lasagna Bites

Deanna Dean

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@DeannaDean

I saw this recipe on Big Daddy's House. It is a must try. It is kind of a time consuming recipe but worth fixing.


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Serves:

4-6

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Ingredients

14-16
manicotti shells
1 Tbsp
vegetable oil plus more for frying
1/2 lb
sweet italian sausage
1/2 lb
ground beef
1
white onion diced
1 Tbsp
italian seasoning
1/4 c
basil leaves
1 Tbsp
black pepper
2 can(s)
tomato sauce
1 Tbsp
red pepper flakes
1 lb
shredded mozzarella
1 qt
cottage cheese drained
2 c
all-purpose flour
3
eggs, beaten
2 c
plain bread crumbs

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add the pasta, cook for 6 minutes, then drain and spread out on a sheet pan to cool.
2
Heat a large saute pan with 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add sausage, ground beef and onions; saute for 3 minutes. Add the Italian seasoning, basil and black pepper. Cook for about 8 more minutes, until the meat has browned. Stir in 1/2 cup of canned tomato sauce and cook until heated through. Set mixture aside to cool in a large bowl.
3
Add the rest of the canned sauce into saute pan and stir in the red pepper flakes.
4
Fold the mozzarella and cottage cheese and into the cooled meat mixture. Stuff each cannelloni shell with the meat mixture and then place the shells in the freezer for 5 minutes to firm up. When ready to fry, slice shells into thirds.
5
Preheat oil to 350 degrees F
6
Place the flour, eggs and bread crumbs into separate bowls.
7
Dredge the shells in the flour, then eggs, and then bread crumbs
8
Fry the bites until they are golden brown and crispy; about 4 to 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels and serve with the spicy tomato sauce

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Meat Appetizers