But now there’s a fun solution: cannoli made with pasta instead! If you like, dust with confectioners' sugar or drizzle with honey before serving. Top with another layer of dough. Pictured here is milk chocolate and dark chocolate pudding. Lift the pasta with the tip of a knife so it loose and free form. 2 3/4 cups (12 oz) flour (WEIGH on a scale for best results)! Cook pasta in boiling salted water until almost tender. Line the pie pan with the larger portion of pasta and sprinkle with 1/3 of the almond mixture. There are lots of ways to vary it. Enjoy and please let me know how they turn out! I especially like the earthy combination of pureed chickpeas and jam filling in panzarotti con ceci of Puglia and Basilicata. The problem with freezing them is that because of the shape, there will be lots of air in between them and they’ll probably not do as well as cookies you can stack and freeze. For the dough: Sift the flour, sugar and salt onto a clean work surface and make a well in the center. My grandmother’s test for how thin they should be is if she can blow on the down and it lifts from the pastry board, they were thin enough. Just the photos bring back memories of “scalilli” as my family calls them. This is how chicken was meant to be eaten. Spread out a large clean cotton cloth onto a work surface for assembling and cutting the ravioli. From cutting edge modern creations to traditional Torta Riccolina an almond-pasta pie from Emilia there are hundreds of sweets made with every shape of pasta from angel hair to ziti, plus dozens of dessert ravioli too. In a very large skillet, heat half of the oil until shimmering. Good luck and enjoy them! My grandma always has this every Christmas Eve. Pasta can be enjoyed not just as a first course, but for dessert too! I watched my mom make them but never got her recipe. Hopefully they’re still good, but I know what you mean; the thin ones are the best!! Lombardy’s specialty pasta dessert is fried tortelli filled with either jam or chocolate. Leaving the rest covered, take a small section, about an 1/8 of the of dough, and either pass it through a pasta maker (#3 hole size, not thinner) or use a rolling pin to create a 3 to 4-inch wide strip of dough. Let me know if you try it! No one’s caught that before, but the recipe card is correct (2 3/4 cups). You even call them the same!! :), My nonna used to make these every Christmas. My dad was from Cassino and my mom from Abruzzo. It can be enriched with many different ingredients. She makes these cookies every Christmas. Your email address will not be published. Instead of memorizing the online videos or reading a recipe, you can keep your eyes on your cooking and just listen along to my podcast as we cook together, every step in real time. Choux pastry, or pâte à choux, is a light pastry dough that contains only butter, water, flour and eggs. I grew up with them as farfalle, and my mom also made them with whiskey. What kind of oil do you use? Hi Jacky, yes, they will still be good two days later! Loosely cover with aluminum foil, bake for 25 minutes, then remove the foil and continue baking uncovered for another 20-25 minutes until the top is golden and the center set. Repeat for a third and final layer. Would I be able to make them without the alcohol? Mezzi maniche, “half sleeves,” little pasta tubes, are boiled then fried to create a crunchy, tasty container for the creamy sweet ricotta cannoli filling. Heat oil in deep saute pan or heavy skillet to 375 degrees. Here we only get cake wheat flour and bread flour. 8 ounces fresh thin egg-pasta, such as tagliatelline or angel hair, store bought, or homemade, 8 ounces, about 1 1/2 cups, whole blanched almonds, 2 ounces, about 1/3 cup, finely chopped candied citron or candied orange peel. Hi Christina, My Mother, was born in Italy in a little town called Longana. “Pasta shells can be filled with almost anything: vanilla custard, chocolate pudding, panna cotta, semifreddo, sorbet, granita, whipped cream and fresh berries, yogurt and honey …there are endless possibilities,” Luca explains. We did attempt to make them, definitely a labor of love. Our fried food recipes are divided into two sections: the ingredients required to make the fried food and steps to make… Of course, the fresher the better, but I bet no one complains! Carefully add the drained pasta to the hot oil in batches. Ciao. However, her recipe calls for lard! Put the ravioli onto the baking sheet and bake for about 25 minutes until golden. Go nuts with veggie substitutions. From: Dolci: Italy’s Sweets, by Francine Segan. Caramel Crunch Popcorn – Ready in 15 Minutes! If you have a scale, PLEASE use it. The purpose of the alcohol is to make it crisp, so a liquor is the best bet. Thank you! Exactly! On this page, it says 2 1/4 cups and it also says 2 3/4 cups of flower. This fried chicken is going to change your life! I keep mine in a tin container. ), 1/4 cup (2 oz) Scotch whisky (or any similar, clear liquor). Repeat with the remaining pasta. Tanti saluti da Canada. Add onions, spaghetti, salt and pepper; mix well. Spoon 1 tablespoon of chocolate-hazelnut spread into the center of the wrapper. And have you ever tried them in an air fryer? Wow!! Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the honey, orange zest or candied orange peel, orange blossom water and 2 tablespoons of boiling water. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with garlic salt. Usually, ravioli can be tricky to make, because you have to get the dough very thin and seal them carefully since they’re going to be dashed about in rapidly boiling water like tiny ships in a storm. Sundays & Mondays. Served family-style, for … We don’t use liquor We use Vanilla 4. Commentdocument.getElementById("comment").setAttribute( "id", "ac291bb8d91168342bdfc482f7525105" );document.getElementById("de28f49208").setAttribute( "id", "comment" ); A Scottish Italian cook living in Los Angeles, Christina is usually cooking, baking or (cr)eating something scrumptious. 1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas (canned, or 4 ounces dry, soaked overnight and boiled until tender), 2-4 tablespoons sweet liqueur such as Amaretto, limoncello, mandarino, or a combination, 16 ounces, about 3 1/2 cups, all-purpose flour. Add one cup (in UK, just use a regular cup-no need to measure) of flour and mix well. In 12-inch skillet over medium high heat, heat salad oil until hot. I made them once, years after my Nonni passed. 1lb of feathers and 1lb of lead weigh the same, but they are not the same if you packaged them up in bags (volume.) My Nonna called them Fiocchi. OMG!! To make them a few strands of fresh egg noodles are clumped into a little nest shape and fried. You're awesome for doing it! Finally someone else who knows them as Naca as my grandmother shorten the name. I grew up with these. My Italian grandmother, Nonni, made these and i loved them! It brought back so many amazing childhood memories . You can make the filling several days ahead. They were my favorite and she could always tell when I was in the cookies because I’d have the evidence of powered sugar on me. A very easy to work with dough! They are commonly known as wandi. Enjoy the frappe. “The macaroni had been cooked in almond milk and sugar, and perfumed with ambergris, the finest ground cinnamon, genuine Corinth currants, pistachios from the Levant, lemon zest, the most delicate little salami, and garnished with marzapane….” is a description of a “macaroni pie” timballo di maccheroni that the French travel writer Pere Labata ate in Sicily in the early 1700s. Maybe someday I’ll go for it and make them myself. Knead the dough until smooth. Italian cuisine has developed through centuries of social and political changes, with roots as far back as the 4th century BCE. Swirl in olive oil. I used to love canola oil, until I found out most of it is GMO grown. Required fields are marked *. CC. […] Italian Bow Tie Cookies – Christina’s Kitchen […]. Mille grazie per questi ricette speciali. It’s hard even for the most experienced home cooks. These fried ravioli are cheese ravioli coated in seasoned breadcrumbs, then fried to golden brown perfection. I will definitely make them this Christmas. :), […] ITALY: Frappe or Cioffe: Italian Bow Tie Cookies. Will they need refrigeration? Allow to cool to room temperature. Fillings & garnishes: approximately 2 cups total of gelato, custard, whipped cream, fruit, yogurt, etc. Delicious. Keep the wonderful traditions alive! 1 tablespoon finely chopped dark chocolate or mini chocolate chips, 1/4 pound mezzi maniche or other short tube pasta, Optional garnishes: chopped pistachios, chopped candied cherry or orange peel, cocoa powder or chopped chocolate. powdered (confectioner’s) sugar for dusting or icing, powdered (confectioner's) sugar for dusting, Using a stand mixer, place eggs, sugar, salt, and whisky in a large bowl and mix for two minutes or so (if making by hand, combine the ingredients, and stir well with a wooden spoon.). As anyone who’s ever tried knows, making cannoli shells is a huge challenge. They’ll last for a week or more. I’m so happy I found this by searching fried honey cookies! She tied them into loose bows and deep fried them. Add pasta, a few pieces at a time, to hot oil and fry until lightly browned and crisp. Enjoy! For less sweet shells toss them in just cocoa powder. Back in the Renaissance, pasta was a luxury food, reserved for special occasions, and paired with other luxury foods like sugar and cinnamon.. Carina Serretta. ITALIA: +39 0932 1846653 / Via San Brancati 16 C.da Cannizzara, 97015 Modica (RG), Beyond Basil and Pine Nuts: Sicily’s Pestos, Panettone: Not Just For Christmas. In a bowl, using a fork, mix the ricotta, sugar, chocolate, candied peel and cinnamon until well combined. It’s one of the many baked or fried foods that we make. Which confuses the matter as Lisa is a French Mauritian lady married to a Italian man from Bari. (Not great when you have an allergy to flour). Merry Christmas! Christina – This brings back happy memories of my Italian auntie from Boston making these for my father every Christmas! I have lots of family in Toronto, too! Put into a plastic bag or wrap in plastic wrap. Oh poor you! Istill have her handwritten recipe. Line a baking sheet with plastic wrap. I do not remember my grandmother adding any alcohol do them though. I have never done this, but I would imagine keeping it in the fridge and then bringing it to room temp before using it the next day shouldn’t have any negative repercussions. Serve, preferably after it’s rested overnight or for 24 hours, topped with confectioners’ sugar. Fried milk or leche frita is one of most delicious and flavorful Spanish dessert. Hi Rosemary..my grandparents are from Abruzzi as well. It’s only the later tradition of salting the water and combining it with savory sauces that renders it a savory food. Trying to fix today! Hi Christina. Dough will be elastic, but re-roll it if it gets too thick. We’ve always called them “Scartulade” in our Italian family. How about white wine, if so… what would you suggest, dry? They are both gone now and feeling nostalgic, I pulled out her recipe to make them this year. Luca de Luca and the wonderful team at the Garofalo pasta company near Naples, taught me this recipe while I was in Italy researching my Pasta Modern. It’s a matter of weight vs. volume. My father came from Calabria, as did my maternal grandparents..After frying in oil and cooled a bit, we dip ours in hot honey and cover in a box with foil. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel. Do not press the pasta down. Do you still make them, Doreen? Once you have tasted it and are happy with the flavor, then mix in the egg. Ravioli filled with pureed chestnuts, chocolate, espresso, rum and ground nuts, caggiunitte, are an Abruzzo specialty. Using a knife or cutter to cut into strips. I use all purpose flour, but where are you that you only get cake and bread flour? It will hiss and absorb quickly, with most of the alcohol evaporating, leaving just a lovely aroma and flavor. Do you remember them and have the recipe? Hope they turn out! A great make-ahead dessert, as it’s much better the day after, once all the flavors have melded. No, Marilyn, I’m sorry I don’t (yet)! What’s in your favorite fried rice or lo mein dish? every Easter and Christmas. I wouldn’t use white wine. The dough was rolled out thin, we fried them in a wok, let them cool on paper towels. Fold the wrapper diagonally in half over the filling and press the edges of the wrapper to seal. Garnish, if you like, with chopped pistachios, candied orange peel, grated chocolate or other toppings. Twirl small forkfuls of the pasta, drop them into the hot oil, and cook until golden and crisp at the edges. Add the remaining flour and mix until a slightly sticky dough forms. Mine come out tasting awesome but really really puffy. Crunchy golden seasoned outside, and tender, juicy, full of flavor inside! Using a teaspoon, fill the shells with anything you like. Chio Classic Cannoli. Stay safe! Creamy, crunchy, and everything nice! We use anise in ours. We would always go to the Saturday market in Cassino! Drain. Jumbo pasta shells coated in cocoa is one of my favorites of the many modern pasta desserts in Italy today. “Leave the gun, take the cannoli” is a popular line from The Godfather movie and cannoli are certainly one of Italy’s most popular desserts. Would happily pay you if you could make some. Good eye, Marissa!! They are all made similarly in Italy and yes, the thin dough is key. Will they be okay if I made them two days before event? However, if you do try wine, let me know how they turn out. Ciao, Hi Rosemary, I’m so sorry I missed respondong to your comment (only saw it now because Linda asked you a question)! Drain the pasta crisps on a plate lined with paper towels. Don’t think they’d fare well in there. Allrecipes has more than 40 trusted kugel and other pasta dessert recipes complete with ratings, reviews and serving tips. Omg the place is a mess. Pasta is eaten here in Italy in thousands of ways, both as a savory and sweet dish.”. In a medium bowl, toss the zucchini with the flour and a pinch of salt. My Dad was the taste tester, and he said they were as close to Nonni’s as it could get…that was a great compliment! CC. Arrange the pasta crisps on serving plate. Hi Aldo, you mean the dough was too thick? CC. Then mix in the jam and liqueur to taste. In a large heavy skillet, heat oil, one inch deep, to 365 degrees F. Place the ravioli into the hot oil so that they are not crowded. Thanks for the recipe – I’ll use it b/c I can’t find my grandmother’s :-(, That’s wonderful, Roger! Also, your recipe for crispelle at Christmas. Thank you very much for sharing. Cook the shells in lightly salted boiling water until al dente and drain. Even in the supermarkets here in MA they’re marketed as such. In Emilia-Romagna they are served simply, just topped with confectioners’ sugar. In Sicily they fry a little forkful of angel hair and serve it topped with honey and chopped pistachios. Most supermarkets nowadays sell ready made fresh. Repeat until you’ve used up all the dough and filling. This is a list of Italian desserts and pastries. If making your own pasta seems daunting, buy ready-made fresh instead. So pasta lovers can rejoice. Does anyone know how many days in advance can you make the “bows”? Hi Laura, yes they are a very popular treat with Italians and other Europeans. Family cooking memories are the best! Top with another layer of pasta sprinkled with a third of the almond mixture and more butter. I was allowed to sprinkle the confectioner’s sugar on them! “And in fact, early medieval recipes show pasta dressed with sugar and Parmesan. Thank you Christina for the tip on what oil you use. They’re … We call them gloves. Christina. Stir in the zest and cinnamon to taste, and then add sugar or honey, if you like. Keep it safe! One of my favorite variations is to fill the fried pasta with mascarpone cheese sweetened with sugar and dust with instant coffee granules and cocoa powder, for a riff on tiramisu. “Flour, or, that is, good quality flour, is actually naturally sweet,” he explains. Allow the pasta to air dry for a moment, or, blot with paper towels. Twirled forkfuls of honey-sweetened spaghetti, crunchy on the edges and soft in the center--- scrumptious and a snap to prepare. Using your fingers, press the top layer of dough around the filling and using a ravioli cutter, cut out square-shaped ravioli. So I think the recipe I have is from Bari, but my dad called the farfalle. Add a Pepperoni, Margherita, or Cheese Pizza | $10. Lay a sheet of dough onto the cloth and drop a tablespoonful of the filling on the sheet, about 1 1/2 inches apart. May I ask what type of flour you use?. Going through her recipe book, I found them u der Lisa’s ribbon things. Hi, I made my Crystals ( that’s what I call them), I can’t seem to see your recipe on my phone. My grandmother called them the same. I till the dough 2mm thick and it’s so thin it’s difficult to handle but still they puff up to much. Hi Phyllis! 2 cups is already 16 oz, Franca, I cannot tell you how absolutely exhausted I am from answering questions exactly like yours. Add warm water, a little at a time, if the dough feels tough. Did you wrap them around to look like roses? To make this classic Bolognese dessert, you absolutely must use fresh, not dried, egg pasta. CC. Give them a try! If you love Italian food, you’ll love these fried ravioli. Add pasta in one layer. It’s like a pasta cookie, crunchy on the outside and chewy in the center. Italy has a long tradition of serving sweetened pasta like the macaroni pie Labata describes. Just be sure to keep them in a dry, sealed container, like a biscuit box. Thank you for letting me know and I hope they bring you some comfort when you make them. Turn, and cook on the other side for just a few seconds. Pulse in the zest, candied citron or orange peel, and cocoa powder until well combined. This little fried and sugared delicacy, I learned, are also served at Christmas. Zest of 1/2 orange, or 2 tablespoons finely minced candied orange peel, 2 teaspoons orange blossom water. Divide the pasta into 3 parts, with one part being slightly larger than the other two. Growing up we called them rosettes. The high moisture content of the dough causes it to produce steam when cooked, which puffs the pastry. […], […] Frappe or Cioffe: Italian Bow Tie Cookies- by Christina’s cucina […], […] Frappe or Cioffe: Bows and Ribbons of Fried Sweetened Dough […], Your email address will not be published. I can’t seem to keep them small and petite. 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In Tuscany the treat is made using chocolate noodles, made by incorporating cocoa powder into the pasta dough. Fry on both sides until golden. Place fried noodles on serving dish and top with strawberry sauce, more fresh berries and … Pour the oil and 1/4 cup of the wine into the well and incorporate the flour, a little at a time, until dough forms. Refrigerate until ready to use. She was from Gubbio Italy, I hope you make them, too, Deb! Thai Noodles with Chicken Meatballs Aidells. Make just 2 strips at a time, so you can fill and cut the ravioli without having the waiting dough get dry. Heat a 12-inch cast-iron skillet over medium-low heat. Pasta, cooked al dente is mixed with raw scrambled egg and cheese, then pan fried. Brush the edges of the wrapper lightly with egg. Pot lots of holes in the bottom and sides of the crust with a fork. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9 or 10-inch pie pan with the pie crust. My Nonni called them wandi, but she didn’t use any alcohol. Place the ravioli on the prepared baking sheet. About 25 minutes before serving: In medium bowl, with fork, beat egg slightly. Pasta as a sweets course may sound trendy but Italians have been making all sorts of desserts with it for centuries. When she isn't in the kitchen, she loves to travel, near and far, as long as good food is involved. Hi love this so happy I found this recipe thank you so much it was delicious my question is can I make the Dough ahead of time and use it the next day. Christina is on a mission to save authentic Italian dishes from extinction, and is constantly promoting Scottish (and British) food as some of the best cuisine the world has to offer—one steak pie and sticky toffee pudding at a time. Use a, When cool, sprinkle with powdered sugar (or decorate with icing, or honey. Enjoy salad, dinner and dessert for two for $28! They are a perfect pop-in-your-mouth, one-bite size. Use just cocoa powder alone for unsweetened shells that become a gorgeous redish-brown color, or sweetened the cocoa powder with confectioners’ sugar for lovely dark-colored sweet shell. They were given at every wedding i went to. When room temperature, roll the fried pasta in granulated sugar, then fill each with the ricotta mixture, either using an espresso spoon or by piping it in with a pastry bag. I’m very happy you found my recipes (or should I say, my family’s recipes) and that’s amazing that your dad is from Cassino as my parents are from the exact same area! My Nonna is from Cassino but has lived in the UK since she was 16. So that’s a little confusing. The fried mezzi maniche pasta are even good plain! After all the pasta has been fried, toss with the seasoning mixture and serve, or store in a re-sealable plastic storage bag until ready to serve. I love them and so glad I found your recipe because in true Italian fashion my moms recipes hardly ever have quantities and as all the above mentioned people have since died, I have no o e to ask. :), Hello, I noticed you flour measurements are off…in cups it says 2 3/4 cups and in brackets it says 12 oz, can you please let me know which is correct? Just wanted to say this recipe brings so much happiness! That’s wonderful, Stephanie! Serve warm, drizzled with the honey mixture and topped with a sprinkle of pistachios and a pinch of cinnamon. No need to put them in the fridge, though. Try this recipe once, and like me, I bet it’ll become one of your go-to desserts. They’re crispy, flavorful and delicious dipped in marinara sauce. January 2020. Idk where we went wrong but I want to attempt this again soon. Cook the pasta for 12 to 15 minutes, or until crisp and golden, stirring occasionally. How long can these fried cookies be kept. Do you have a cookbook with the recipe in it? Delicious. Maybe you have to stay out of the kitchen until the flour has finished flying! I’m sorry, I do think there’s an issue with Safari at the moment. Start there and be creative! I can’t believe I found my mom’s recipe. Drain on paper towels. Place 1 wonton wrapper on the work surface. I just finished frying them. Grind the almonds and sugar in a food processor until it resembles coarse sand. In Tuscany and central Italy they make a variation by frying thicker tagliatelle noodles nests, called nidi di tagliatelle per Carnevale. Have you had this happen? I highly recommend a scale for baking as the measurements are always more precise. So many names and variations! Christina, you made me so happy. They’re not difficult, Maryanne. Ciao Nadia. Seen only at Christmas and Easter. Fill with anything you like. So many different names! I haven’t tried them in an air fryer, but I’m skeptical of how they’d look and taste after a cooking on one. I never had a photo of them till now. Good luck! Using a stand mixer, place eggs, sugar, salt, and whisky in a large bowl and mix for two minutes or … Thanks for responding, you made my day!!! fried pasta pockets are filled with sweetened ricotta, and could easily accommodate some sliced strawberries or chocolate chips. Although my Dad has passed, I will make them in honor of him and Nonni! Breaded chicken bowls filled with yummy pasta and topped with shredded mozarrella cheese, everyone will be asking for seconds. She calls them Crischickis (I spelled it phonetically) My mom made huge amounts of these cookies to give away for presents. She made these on special occasions and everyone knew her as the “cioffe” baker. These Chicken Tetrazzini Bowls are a quick and easy dinner recipe that is sure to please the whole family. The fried nests are drizzled with brandy-infused warm honey and topped with toasted almonds. Next time, I think I will try this with angel hair pasta instead of the spaghetti. I’ve fixed it, thank you so much for catching that and enjoy the recipe! Fiocchi is right per my Nonna from Verona, made them every year. My dad was born close to Padova and after the war moved to Torino, he then came to South Africa and married my mom. Toss the shells, a few at a time, into the bag until fully coated with cocoa powder. Add half of the pasta and fry until golden and crisp, about 2 minutes. Hi Maria, I’m glad you found it, too! There are SOOOO many names for them! Sadly, my mom and aunts are no longer with us, but we have a recipe and it is used–maybe not this Christmas! Put about 1/4 inch of oil in a small frying pan and heat until hot, but not smoking. Join us for Fried Chicken & Pasta Night! Cook the pasta in salted water according to package directions. We make something super similar to these but after frying we pile them in a tray, drizzle generously with honey and top with crushed nuts. Follow the link to learn all about this little custom. The measurements are NOT off at all. I have not heard them ever called that except from her and my mother! Refrigerate until ready to use. Can they be frozen? Today’s Special Shrimp Pasta, Fried Fish & Shrimp, Salad, Dessert and Roll “Or” Chicken and Sausage Gumbo with Potato Salad, Dessert and Roll $8.99 All the flavor, but a little lighter. Sure, Kristen, you can use water. What should the temperature of the oil want to make these, Hi Carina Help spread the word. The frittata can be prepared with pasta leftovers, either with tomato sauce or white. Eat warm, sprinkled with powdered sugar or cold dipped in honey or mosto cotto or vin cotto. Crispy Air Fryer “Fried” Chicken is what Air Fryers were created to do! For sweeter shells, put the cocoa powder and confectioners’ sugar, to taste, into a sturdy plastic food storage bag. Drain and pat dry on paper towels. Is that what you use on your phone? So now I use a combination of sunflower and olive oil, or grapeseed oil. Cook the pasta in boiling salted water until very tender, about 1 minute longer than al dente. Cut noodles into triangle wedges, and add to 350F oil to fry. My brother and I would help my grandmother every year make them for Christmas. Remove from the oven and immediately sprinkle the top of the pie with the rum. She now has dementia and had forgotten the recipe for these so this is going to make her so happy! https://www.dessertfortwo.com/dinner-for-two-fried-zucchini-pasta Remove when golden brown and sprinkle with confectioners sugar. I love all the fried Southern Italian foods!! That means a lot to me that your dad gave his approval. I come from Calabria in my part of the Region we call them NACATOLI. This is a list of choux pastry dishes. Now my dad is trying to make them thanks to my sister in law. Yes, and then there’s cicerchiata, too! I’ve been trying to find the recipe for ginettes – a deep fried cookie shaped like a donut with icing sugar glaze. Dot the pasta with thin slices of the butter. Even the recipe seems accurate to my Neopolitan grandmother’s with the inclusion of the whiskey, only she used a blended rye whiskey, not scotch. Since they aren’t boiled first, they use only fresh egg pasta, not dried pasta, as its softer. Meanwhile, heat about 1 inch of oil in a very small saucepan until very hot, but not smoking. I was born and live in Canada. I think I’m going to make them this Christmas! Divide into 3 parts. In Italy they have a saying “Fried, even chair legs are delicious” Fritti sono buoni anche gli zampi delle sedie and certainly pasta is at the top of the list of delicious fried treats. Drain the pasta well. Want a change from the same old, same old? 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