Thursday, April 7, 2016

F is for Fried Farfalle

After a morning at preschool, I spent the afternoon helping all my co-workers set up the gym into a little city for the biggest and best event of the school year, Big Wheel Day. It takes HOURS of work, but the end result is worth it. I was absolutely wiped out when we finally finished around 2:30, came straight home, and conked out. When I woke up, I remembered that I hadn't done anything yet for "F." 

F is for Forgot?

F is for Find Something!

Oh, I did.


Fortunately, I had a box of bowties in the pantry.

I forgot that bowties were farfalle, so double win.

I followed (most of) the directions, actually reading them BEFORE I began, and boiled the pasta for half the time it called for, and then drained them. I dribbled a little olive oil over it and tossed it when it was done, even though the directions did not say to do that, because I didn't want them to fuse together in the colander.

I heated a little less than an inch (but more than the 1/2 cup the recipe suggested) of canola oil in the same pan I used for the pasta and dropped a few bowties in.

Whoa! They browned pretty quickly, and I scooped them out with a slotted spoon onto a paper towel-lined cookie sheet and sprinkled them with a little salt and Parmesan cheese. As soon as they cooled, I tried one.


Kind of cracker-like.

The Parmesan cheese was a fail, though, as it fell off. 

I dropped about 20 bowties into the oil, gently, one at a time, because, contrary to what you may have read in "E is for Epic Fail," I am not a complete idiot. 

I am, however, a bonehead, because trying to turn 20 bowties over in the oil was impossible. I did the best I could, fished them out and drained them, and then sprinkled them with seasoned salt.

Then, just for fun, I put a little sugar and cinnamon in a baggie and tossed a few of the bowties in it. 


Pie crust-like.

My husband and daughter both said they weren't bad, but they were weird.


They would be fun to take to a party, maybe, with dip.

Fun, but weird.


  1. I would try the parmesan cheese again but with the crumbly/dusty type that they serve at pizzerias. I imagine cinnamon sugar would be tasty too.

    I wonder how they would taste with hummus?

    1. Yeah, I thought that crumbly kind of parmesan would work better, and I toyed with chopping up the stuff I had, but it wasn't worth it.
      Ooo, it would be good with hummus!

  2. Hmm these seem interesting and fairly easy to make. I don't know the reasoning behind it, opting to go through the trouble instead of just buying some chips and/or crackers, though. Any health benefits?

    Not sure about the sugar/cinnamon, but doesn't sound too bad. It sucks the Parmesan didn't stick.

  3. You are so adventurous!!! I bow down to you... :)

    Michele at Angels Bark

  4. oh we like bow ties around here; I would try to fry them - have you ever tried raviolis it not bad but i thing they need to be breaded.


    1. Fried ravioli is a St. Louis thing. And yes, they are breaded and delicious!

  5. Ah-ha! So, here's the deep fried bow tie pasta!! I SO couldn't help thinking of you last night when I was making my "Easy-Peasy Taco Pie" found on Pinterest! You can still use my experience to write about for "T" for Taco or "P" for know, if you run into a jam and don't have the time to do a project & write about it. :)

    1. I never would have thought of frying pasta. It sounds interesting though, I would like to give it a go

    2. Kari, I will let you know if I need you to guest post!

  6. That sounds tasty and fun. I found you on the A to Z Blog Challenge and enjoyed this creative piece. Must gives this a try at home.

  7. I would totally go for these--so now you know!
    xox jean

  8. I had a piece of fried ravioli last night... quite good...