Last Friday night I went to happy hour at Jilly's in High Ridge with several of my co-workers. In addition to the expected beverages :) we ordered lots of appetizers to share. I had never had Deep Fried Cannelloni Bites, but these things were awesome! After eating a bit more than my share, I was convinced I could make those yummy little bites myself.
As I did my grocery shopping last weekend I bought what I thought I would need to make them - Cannelloni noodles, ground beef, Sweet Italian sausage, mozzarella cheese, onions, garlic, and bread crumbs. The meat mixture with cheese turned out absolutely awesome. The flavor was spot on. But . . . when it came to stuffing the cut cannelloni noodles, most of them split apart. It's a little tough to bread and deep fry something that's falling apart before it goes into the deep fryer. We wound up with a plateful of crispy noodles and crusty ground beef and sausage. Top that with a little marinara sauce and that was dinner.
Such a disappointment! From now on, if I want Cannelloni Bites I'll go to Jilly's or find them in the frozen section of my grocery store. This is one recipe you won't find posted on this blog.