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Fried Bowtie Pasta

Fried Bowtie Pasta - cooked pasta seasoned with cajun spices and fried. A crisp and tasty Louisiana snack served with a marinara dipping sauce.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Appetizer
Keyword: appetizer, fried pasta
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 16 oz bowtie pasta
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons cajun seasoning (use more or less depending on your taste preference)
  • Canola oil (for frying)
  • Marinara sauce


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Rinse, drain and pour into large bowl.
  • Stir the flour into the pasta.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the egg, cream and water. Pour over the pasta and stir.
  • In another small bowl, mix together the bread crumbs and cajun seasoning. Stir into the pasta.
  • Fill a pot about 3" deep with the oil and heat to 350 degrees.
  • When hot, add the pasta, a spoonful at a time to the oil and cook, in batches 5-7 minutes or until golden brown and slightly crispy. Remove pasta with a slotted spoon and place on a plate lined with a paper towel to drain.
  • Serve with marinara sauce.