Photo: Tina Cornett
Yield
Makes 8 appetizer servings

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How to Make It

Step 1

Cook tortellini according to package directions; drain and cool.

Step 2

Whisk together 1 cup dressing and eggs in a large bowl until blended. Add tortellini, and let stand 10 minutes. Drain and dredge in breadcrumbs; place on a baking sheet. Chill at least 1 hour.

Step 3

Stir together remaining dressing, salsa, and cilantro; chill.

Step 4

Pour oil into a Dutch oven; heat to 375°. Fry tortellini, in batches, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve with dip; garnish, if desired.

Step 5

*1 (16-ounce) bottle Ranch-style dressing plus 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper may be substituted.

Step 6

NOTE: To make ahead, fry tortellini according to directions; drain and place on a baking sheet. Keep warm in a 200º oven for 2 hours.

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