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Lamb Fries Brought Us To Roseanna's
It was the Lamb Fries which brought us to Roseanna's Italian Food Restaurant in Krebs, Oklahoma. Do you know what Lamb Fries are? We thought we knew what they were. My husband loves lamb, and he loves fries, so undoubtedly he would love Lamb fries!
Well, turns out they were good, but they weren't what we thought. Lamb fries are lamb testicles. They are often served breaded and fried, which is how we enjoyed them at Roseanna's. 🙂
Roseanna's Italian Food Restaurant, Krebs, Oklahoma
So, Roseanna's Italian Food Restaurant is located in Krebs, Oklahoma. Krebs is considered Oklahoma's "Little Italy." Krebs got its start as a small coal mining camp in the 1870s and many immigrants (including Italians) were recruited to work in the mines. Over time, it ended up that over ½ of the population of Krebs was Italian-American, and consequently Italian restaurants began opening in the area which is how Krebs got its nickname!
Roseanna's Italian Food Restaurant is one of THE BEST Italian food restaurants in Krebs! It was established in 1975 by Frank and Rose Ann Prichard, and now is run by several of their children, grandchildren, and awesome staff. This restaurant serves amazing Italian comfort food, and they are all about family. Family tradition is alive and well, and they also make their guests feel part of the family as well.
In addition to the Lamb Fries, we ordered a delicious Chicken Parmesan and Spaghetti entree "Breaded chicken fillet covered with Mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses, topped with our homemade sauce. Served with
spaghetti." SCRUMPTIOUS! Click here to check out Roseanna's mouthwatering menu!
Frank Prichard's Rigatoni With Sausage
I love perusing menus, and I was particularly excited to see that Roseanna's menu included a couple of Frank Prichard's recipes! I took a photo of the menu page that included the recipes, and made the Rigatoni With Sausage recipe when we returned home from our trip to Oklahoma.
Needless to say, we absolutely loved this dish!
Moreover, my excitement reached a fever pitch recently! I reached out to the restaurant to ask if they would allow me to publish their recipe here on ExploreCookEat.com, and they said YES!!! 🙂
I'm super happy because I really hope that this recipe is enjoyed by as many people as possible. It's very easy and simple to put together, and absolutely delicious. I am confident it will become a family favorite!
All you need for this recipe is:
- Rigatoni (I used De Cecco)
- Italian Sausage (I used Johnsonville. They have several types including Mild, Sweet, and Hot)
- Olive Oil
- Onion and mushrooms
- Bay leaf
- Tomato Paste
- Parmesan Cheese
- Salt and Pepper
After browning the sausage, you'll add the onion, mushrooms, bay leaf, tomato paste and seasonings. Cook this mixture on the stove for about an hour, then combine this heavenly rigatoni sauce with rigatoni (cooked separately) and then bake with lots of grated Parmesan. That's it!
I like to serve it with some green onions as garnish, and more Parmesan. After all, you can never have enough Parmesan. 🙂
You MUST Try This Delicious Dish!
To conclude, you MUST try this dish! It's so easy to make, and when enjoying this you'll feel like you are dining in the most wonderful and cozy Italian restaurant ever. The only thing better would be dining in Roseanna's restaurant itself. 🙂
If you make this recipe, please comment below, or tag me on Instagram @explore_cook_eat!
Furthermore, I would like to give a HUGE thanks to Roseanna's Italian Food Restaurant for allowing me to publish Mr. Prichard's delicious Rigatoni With Sausage recipe!! And if you are in the Southeastern Oklahoma area, be sure to visit Roseanna's!!
Some Other Recipes You May Enjoy!
5 Star Italian Linguine Alle Vongole (Linguine With Clam Sauce)
Easy and Delicious Greek Lamb Burgers
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Roseanna's AMAZING Rigatoni With Sausage
- Large baking dish
- Large covered skillet
- 1 lb rigatoni I used DeCecco
- 1 lb Italian sausage I used Johnsonville
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 1 lb fresh sliced mushrooms
- 1 onion sliced
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 6oz can tomato paste
- 3 cups water
- pinch of oregano I used dried Oregano flakes
- Parmesan cheese grated...as much as you like!
- salt to taste
- pepper to taste
- green onions sliced, as garnish (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Cut sausage in links of three and brown in pot with hot olive oil.
- Add onions, mushrooms, bay leaf, and salt and pepper (to taste). Simmer for 15 minutes.
- Add tomato paste, oregano and water. Cover and cook slowly for about 1 hour.
- Meanwhile, cook rigatoni in salted boiling water according to package directions. Once cooked, place in a large baking dish.
- Cover rigatoni with sausage sauce and sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese. Bake for 10 minutes.
I grew up and went to high school with several of the Pritchard kids. Skip forward a lot of years, I frequented the place a lot. I always gave Mom (Roseann) a hug and a kiss on the cheek and said Mom I love you. Then I would go to my party as it was usually a business lunch/dinner. I did this one trip and the next time I was there, she came to the table, and casually mentioned that I got her in trouble on my last visit. She was sitting with one of her oldest best friends, and I gave her a quick hug, a light kiss on the cheek, and I love you. The friend asked "Roseanne which one of your kids was that?" She laughed and replied that I wasn't, but just a good customer and friend. I gave her an alternate answer, but they were a devout Catholic family and I will not go any further. My wife's payday was Wednesday and we had Italian from Rosanna every week.After about the second weekly order they knew her voice, would then ask "the usual". We moved from the area in the mid 90's but go back a few times a year to visit family(our actual blood kin). I miss my adopted family in Krebs, OK.
Hi Robert! This is the sweetest story which I cannot thank you enough for sharing with me! Truly what comes across from your comments and my brief experience there is family..how it's all about family and how customers are treated as they are family as well. I can only imagine what fantastic food you enjoyed on your visits to Roseanna's, and what wonderful memories you have. Thanks again for taking the time to share this and I hope you get back to Roseanna's sometime soon. 🙂 Best wishes to you and your family. Take good care, Grace