Curried Macaroni Crisps

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by evelynathens

I never would have thought of frying up macaroni to make a snack. This is delicious!

Top Review by Marla Swoffer

I so wanted to like these, but either it's an acquired taste or I did something wrong when I halved the recipe. Normally I like strong tastes but somehow the the spices didn't meld with the macaroni flavor and the salt was overpowering--I even tried salvaging it with sugar and mayo, but the texture (from deepfrying) of the noodles was odd. I might try this combination of seasonings in different proportions to make macaroni salad, though.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups elbow macaroni, cooked until tender and drained (do not rinse)
  • 1 12 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • vegetable oil, for deep-frying
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 14 teaspoon cayenne
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil


  1. Spread macaroni on a well-oiled baking sheet and let cool, tossing to coat with 1 1/2 tblsps oil.
  2. Fry in batches for 2 minutes, or until pale-golden, and transfer with a slotted spoon to drain on paper towels.
  3. Combine dry ingredients.
  4. In a bowl, toss macaroni with sesame oil, add curry mixture and toss well.

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