Fried Lasagna Bites

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Deanna Dean

By
@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.

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
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

Step-By-Step

1Bring 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.
2Heat 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.
3Add the rest of the canned sauce into saute pan and stir in the red pepper flakes.
4Fold 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.
5Preheat oil to 350 degrees F
6Place the flour, eggs and bread crumbs into separate bowls.
7Dredge the shells in the flour, then eggs, and then bread crumbs
8Fry 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 Fried Lasagna Bites

Course/Dish: Meat Appetizers