A party snack idea with a twist!
4 cups curly macaroni/twisty pasta
1 tablespoon oil
Oil for deep frying
One of the following seasoning mixtures:
* 2/3 cup Parmesan cheese, 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning and 1 teaspoon garlic salt * 2/3 cup Parmesan cheese, 1 teaspoon each chili powder, cumin, and onion salt * 1 teaspoon lemon zest, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
Or for a sweet version try:
* 2 tablespoons lemon zest (or orange), 1/2 cup sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon salt
Cook the pasta in boiling salted water with 1 tablespoon oil until just tender. Drain, spread onto waxed paper and blot away excess moisture with paper towels.
Fry the cooked pasta in batches in hot oil (375Â°) until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
Transfer the fried pasta to a serving bowl and sprinkle it with the seasoning of your choice while still warm and moist. Toss and serve.