My sister makes this delicious appetizer for many of our parties and family get togethers. They may be made ahead of time and warmed up on a pizza tray just before serving. Serve with tomato sauce for dipping.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook tortellini according to package directions. Rinse under cool water, and allow to cool slightly.

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  • In a large resealable plastic bag, combine bread crumbs, cornflake crumbs, salt, pepper, and parsley.

  • Heat oil in a deep fryer or deep skillet over medium heat. In small batches, dip the tortellini in egg, and place in resealable bag. Shake to coat, and set aside on a plate until the oil is hot.

  • In batches, deep fry breaded tortellini until golden brown. Serve with tomato sauce for dipping.

Nutrition Facts

419 calories; protein 13.2g; carbohydrates 41.4g; fat 23.1g; cholesterol 94.7mg; sodium 365.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2006
I feel that I have to rate this recipe because one persons bad review has brough the rating down. This is a simple and delicious recipe. It is best if you use unflavoured breadcrumbs. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/16/2006
This was awful!! Made it for a party and I can't say anyone really enjoyed it. If it hadn't been for my husband's homemade spaghetti sauce we served with it this would have been a huge flop!! Definitely will not make again. Read More
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55 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 29
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2006
I feel that I have to rate this recipe because one persons bad review has brough the rating down. This is a simple and delicious recipe. It is best if you use unflavoured breadcrumbs. Read More
(58)
Rating: 1 stars
01/16/2006
This was awful!! Made it for a party and I can't say anyone really enjoyed it. If it hadn't been for my husband's homemade spaghetti sauce we served with it this would have been a huge flop!! Definitely will not make again. Read More
(38)
Rating: 4 stars
01/29/2006
Very good. I made these for a party and they were a big hit. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/20/2005
Very very good. I didn't have any regular cornflakes but I had honey-flavored ones. I mixed them with some Italian bread crumbs and had lemon chicken tortellini. Very unusual and again very good. I'll make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2007
I use ravioli too in a pinch but these work better on a toothpick. These are always one of the first appetizers gone at my parties. I like to serve them with both spaghetti sauce and an alfredo sauce to dip them with. These are just like you would get in an Italian-American restaurant. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2007
These were a huge hit at a recent party. Everyone loved them. I agree with the posters that said you need extra crumbs/eggs. I doubled (at least) the recipe for crumbs and egg dip. They are a bit of work but WELL worth it. I used a spaghetti sauce ranch dressing and hot sauce as dipping. Highly recommend the ranch....really good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2007
Great apps recipe. I used seasoned bread crumbs and added a little grated cheese and salt and pepper to it. Made a tomato sauce alfredo sauce and a pesto to dip in. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2007
This was great!I cooked it for a party I was going to and everyone told me how they loved it if I were a teacher I would give it an A! You rock Andrea! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/16/2007
I thought these were very good and they were actually quite fast and easy to make. I did use a bit more breadcrumbs (I made my own in a food processor) and I added a little grated parmesan. I also used basil and thyme instead of the parsley. I should have added a little more salt for some more flavor (I used about 1/4 teaspoon) but I will know for next time. I will definitely make these again! Thank you! Read More
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