Friday, January 7, 2011

Fried Ravioli

Crispy and salty on the outside and gooey and cheesy on the inside, fried raviolis make for a tasty and fun appetizer.
These are super simple to make. They take some time, but the steps are easy. Take fresh or thawed raviolis (I used a pkg. of frozen spinach/cheese raviolis from Costco), dip them in buttermilk and then into breadcrumbs. 
 Fry in olive oil for 2-3 minutes until browned and crisp. Cool briefly on paper towels. Serve with your favorite marinara sauce.
 That's it! Dip, nibble, enjoy.

Fried Ravioli's
Olive oil, for frying
1 cup buttermilk
2 cups Italian-style bread crumbs
1 box store-bought cheese ravioli (about 24 ravioli)
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
1 jar store bought marinara sauce, heated, for dipping
Pour enough olive oil into a large frying pan to reach a depth of 2 inches. Heat the oil over medium heat until a deep-fry thermometer registers 325 degrees F.

While the oil is heating, put the buttermilk and the bread crumbs in separate shallow bowls. Working in batches, dip ravioli in buttermilk to coat completely. Allow the excess buttermilk to drip back into the bowl. Dredge ravioli in the bread crumbs. Place the ravioli on a baking sheet, and continue with the remaining ravioli.

When the oil is hot, fry the ravioli in batches, turning occasionally, until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the fried ravioli to paper towels to drain.

Sprinkle the fried ravioli with Parmesan and serve with a bowl of warmed marinara sauce for dipping.


Jennifurla said...

what a great idea!

Bake-A-Holic said...

It's a really fun and simple appetizer. Everyone seems to really like these when I serve them!

Megan said...

Love fried ravioli! I've actually never made it at home and didn't realize it was this easy to do. Looks great!


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