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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 1/2 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!!
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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
- 1/4 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.