As if you needed another reason to love lasagna! For an indulgent twist on this Italian comfort food, slice, freeze, batter and fry it until golden brown. Serve immediately with marinara dipping sauce for a crowd-pleasing appetizer.
4 hr 22 min
1 classic lasagna, chilled overnight
6 cups vegetable oil (1.5 L), for frying
2 cups all-purpose flour (250 g)
4 large eggs, beaten
2 cups italian breadcrumbs (230 g)
1 cup marinara sauce (260 g), warmed, for sering
How to Make It
Set a wire rack inside a baking sheet.
Cut the chilled lasagna into 12 equal pieces, then cut the pieces into 4 triangles, for a total of 48 pieces. Set the triangles on the wire rack and cover with plastic wrap. Freeze for at least 4 hours, until solid.
Heat the vegetable oil in a large heavy-bottomed pot fitted with a deep fry thermometer over medium heat until it reaches 350°F (180°C).
Add the flour, eggs, and bread crumbs to 3 separate shallow bowls.
Remove the lasagna triangles from the freezer and dredge in the flour, then the eggs, then the bread crumbs.
Working in batches, fry the lasagna triangles in the hot oil for approximately 1 minute, until golden brown. Transfer to a paper towel-lined baking sheet to drain and let cool for about 10 minutes.
Serve the lasagna bites warm with marinara sauce alongside.