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Noodle Nibblers

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Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


3 cups

For a tasty alternative to plain old potato chips, try the crunchy snack Lee Denney of Cushing, Oklahoma created from pasta. "The spices and cheese that coat the fried noodles give them a terrific flavor," she assures. "We love to eat them with soup, sandwiches or in between meals."


  • 2 cups uncooked bow tie pasta
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Pat dry with paper towels. Heat oil to 375° in an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer. Fry bow ties, a few at a time, for 1-1/2 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
  2. Combine remaining ingredients in a resealable plastic bag; add warm bow ties and shake to coat. Serve warm or cold.

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