Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Fried Ravioli


  • Olive oil, for frying (We used vegetable oil)
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups Italian-style bread crumbs
  • 1 box store-bought cheese ravioli (We used 2 boxes)
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1 jar 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. (We did not use the thermometer)

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.

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We ate this for a whole meal. It was amazing. This recipe is courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis.
I love her Italian meals, they are so yummy. ***Hint***Do not use EVOO (Extra-virgin olive oil) to fry with. It will turn out bitter. Use regular olive oil or vegetable oil to fry with.

3 comments:

♥Domestic Diva♥ said...

I have been totally eyeing these in her cookbook...they look amazing!!!! yummmmmm

Shelly said...

i have made fried tortellini before and omg are they good! we decided they were a better appetizer than meal. i think it was before i starting blogging, but thanks for the reminder. mmmm deep fried yummies

Jaime said...

i think i'm going to be alllllll over these! they sound so good!

 
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