Date Night Red Hot Rotini Munchies

Crunchy, deep-fried spiral pasta dusted with an array of warm spices.


1 pound rotini pasta

2 tablespoons vegetable oil PLUS more for frying

1 teaspoon ground coriander

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon cayenne

1/2 teaspoon tumeric

1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic

2 teaspoon salt

3 teaspoons dark sesame oil

      The Recipe

Cook rotini according to package directions.  Drain (do not rinse) and place in large bowl.  Toss with 2 tablespoons vegetable oil and allow to cool (you can refrigerate to speed up the process).

Make spice mixture:  In a small bowl, mix together coriander, cumin, cayenne, tumeric, garlic and salt.  Set aside.

Heat about 1 1/2" vegetable oil in large, deep pan.  Fry rotini in three batches so as not to crowd the pan until lightly browned (it takes 6 - 8 minutes).  Transfer to paper-towel lined baking sheet to drain.  Return to large bowl, stir in dark sesame oil, and fold in spices.  (Note:  It's pretty spicy, so feel free to reduce the amount of cayenne.)



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