Fried Bowtie Pasta – cooked pasta seasoned with cajun spices and fried. A crisp and tasty Louisiana snack served with a marinara dipping sauce.

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Serves: 8


16 oz bowtie pasta
1/2 cup flour
1 egg
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup water
1 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1 – 2 tablespoons cajun seasoning (use more or less depending on your taste preference)
Canola oil (for frying)
Marinara sauce


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Rinse, drain and pour into large bowl.
    Stir the flour into the pasta.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg, cream and water. Pour over the pasta and stir.
  3. In another small bowl, mix together the bread crumbs and cajun seasoning. Stir into the pasta.
  4. Fill a pot about 3″ deep with the oil and heat to 350 degrees.
  5. When hot, add the pasta, a spoonful at a time to the oil and cook, in batches 5-7 minutes or until golden brown and slightly crispy. Remove pasta with a slotted spoon and place on a plate lined with a paper towel to drain.
  6. Serve with marinara sauce.

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