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Crunchy Pasta Snack

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  • 1 (7 ounce) package corkscrew pasta
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt
  • Vegetable oil for deep frying


  1. Cook pasta and drain. Rinse in cold water. Pat moisture with paper towels.
  2. Mix cheese, seasoning and garlic salt. Set aside.
  3. Heat 1 1/2-inches oil in skillet or fryer at 365 degrees F.
  4. Fry 12 to 15 pieces pasta until light brown (1 to 1 1/2 minutes). Stir to separate.
  5. Remove from oil with slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Repeat.
  6. While pasta is still warm, sprinkle with cheese mixture. Toss gently to coat evenly.
  7. Cool.

Yield: 10 (1/2 cup) servings