Fried Prosciutto Tortellini


2 large eggs
2 tablespoons 2% milk
2/3 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 tablespoons grated Pecorino Romano cheese
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon salt
Oil for frying
1 package (12 ounces) refrigerated prosciutto ricotta tortellini


1 tablespoon olive oil
3 tablespoons finely chopped onion
4 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
1 can (15 ounces) tomato puree
1 tablespoon minced fresh basil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Additional minced fresh basil


  • In a small bowl, whisk together eggs and milk. In another bowl, stir together the next five ingredients.
  • In a cast-iron or other heavy skillet, heat 1/4 in. oil to 375°. Dip tortellini in egg mixture, then in bread crumb mixture to coat. Fry tortellini in batches, adding oil as necessary, until golden brown, 1-1/2 to 2 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towels.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, cooking until softened. Stir in tomato puree, basil, salt and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes. Sprinkle with minced fresh basil.
  • Serve tortellini with tomato sauce for dipping.


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