Thursday, June 14, 2007

On My Hearth: Fried Ravioli

Lily is making dinner tonight, yay! She had this dish at a restaurant lately and loved it and so was inspired to make it herself. Since these must be rather high in calories, I'm only going to have a tiny bit and then fill up on salad. She's also making key lime pie for dessert, my favorite! *groan*

Fried Ravioli

Recipe courtesy Giada De Laurentiis
Show: Everyday Italian
Episode: Italian Street Food

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.


~*SilverNeurotic*~ said...

They sound really good, and amazingly easy to make!

Anonymous said...

Oh I love Fried Ravioli - but don't eat it often, good thing too! Sounds like a great supper.

Rapunzel said...

I've gotta tell you, they were delicious! Lily did a great job. Her key lime pie was also amazing, I'll post that recipe later.