These Indian favorites can be cooked up to 2 hours ahead and served at room temperature.
Servings: Serves 6
Ingredients
  • 12 frozen samosas
  • Vegetable oil , for frying
  • 12 small butter lettuce leaves, washed and dried
  • Chili sauce , for serving
  • 12 small sprigs cilantro , for garnish
Directions
Remove samosas from freezer 5 minutes before ready to cook. To cook, fill a large skillet with 1/4-inch vegetable oil and place over medium heat. Attach a deep-fry thermometer to side of skillet; heat oil to 350°.

Add samosas in a single layer to hot oil. Fry 2 to 3 minutes per side, until golden brown (if samosas start to burn in spots, lower heat). Transfer samosas from oil with a slotted spoon to paper towel; drain.

To serve, place each samosa on a lettuce leaf; top with a generous amount of chili sauce and garnish with cilantro.

Note: Colin prefers the lamb samosas ($10 per dozen), vegetable samosas ($9 per dozen), and chili sauce ($3.50 for 8 ounces) from House of Audré (www.houseofaudre.com). Or look for a frozen variety in your supermarket.

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