Sweet & Crispy Angel Hair Clusters

Transform leftover angel hair pasta into a quick and simple dessert with these Sweet & Crispy Angel Hair Clusters.


INGREDIENTS

2 cups cooked plain angel hair or vermicelli pasta
Vegetable oil, for frying
Maple syrup, for finishing
Handful chopped pecans, for finishing
Icing sugar, for for finishing


PREPARATION

Pour enough oil into a heavy-bottomed saucepan to come about 2-inches up the sides of the pan. Heat over medium heat until hot but not smoking. Twirl about 1/3 cup to 1/4 cup angel hair pasta onto a fork and add it directly to the hot oil, let the pasta sit on the fork for a few seconds before releasing it off the fork using another fork. Continuing cooking pasta crisps until golden brown and crispy, about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Transfer clusters to paper-towel baking tray to drain.

Finish clusters with maple syrup and chopped pecans or a simple dusting of icing Serve warm. Makes about 8 to 10 clusters.



Yield: 8 to 10 servings.