Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Fried Manicotti

The other day, I was craving Manicotti, but I wanted it different somehow. I was starring at my recipe just waiting for some inspiration to come. Nothing came, until later when I was craving mozzarella sticks. Yeah, I have a lot of cravings. No, I'm not pregnant. I just always have every day. Anyway, I thought about making my manicotti somehow like mozzarella sticks. Crisp and crunchy on the outside, but cheesy and gooey on the inside. And so I came up with this recipe. As I was making this dish, I told my husband that if it wasn't super yummy, I probably wouldn't make it again, as it took more time than I anticipated. But we all ended up loving it, and so yes- I will make it again! Enjoy!
1 package Manicotti shells, cooked al dente, and drained2 cups Mozzarella Cheese, grated1 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated1 cup Ricotta Cheese3 Eggs2 Tbsp. MilkSalt and Pepper to taste1-2 cups Bread Crumbs1 jar Spaghetti Sauce
Beat one egg in large mixing bowl. Add cheeses, milk and salt and pepper. Set aside. Heat about 1/2 cup oil in large skillet on medium heat. Beat remaining 2 eggs in separate bowl. Dip cooked manicotti shells in egg, then dip in bread crumbs. Place in skillet and fry about 1 minute on each side. Let drain on some paper towels. Carefully pipe cheese mixture into each shell and place in large baking pan. Bake at 400 for 5 minutes. Heat spaghetti sauce and spoon onto plate. Place Manicotti on top of sauce and garnish with parsley and Parmesan cheese.

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