Monday, November 7, 2011

Recipe Of The Day: Fried Ravioli

During the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving many people avoid eating anything heavy simply to save room for the massive amount of goodies they will surely be eating during the numerous feasts most of us have to attend.
Simple dishes during these times are things we should all turn too, such as Fried Ravioli, which will fill you up, keep you warm and still feeling light on your feet.

When the weather makes such a drastic change towards the colder temperatures, people tend to forget to take things to keep themselves warm oftentimes resulting in their getting sick. This dish right here is a sure fire hit because it hits the right spot, keeps you warm and tastes delicious. Nothing warms up the soul better than something perfectly fried that didn’t require to much work to put together.

It should take you no longer than 20 or 30 mins to make to make this entire dish so enjoy it this evening with a cold glass of Moscato.

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.

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