Deep Fried Love: Toasty Raviolis

My weekend was wonderful. It started off with a crazy win for FSU Basketball against Virginia Tech and ended with a fantastic wine-filled night with friends. It was great just getting back to the things that matter most to me: my friends. I made zucchini bread, somewhat made up for old times with a friend, and it all made for a really enjoyable and relaxing few days.

On another note, I’m not really one for fried food – if I want something breaded and crunchy, I’ll almost always opt for the oven. My friends are all about the dripping grease and deep frier- wings, chicken tenders and the like. From breaded chicken strips to mozzarella sticks, my trusty oven doesn’t drench my food in grease, which I like. Sometimes, though, fried things are just so… secretly wonderful and glorious. Today was one of those days where I just needed something fried. Looking to a rather non-traditional fried recipe, Toasty Raviolis is supposed to be served on a salad tossed in balsamic vinegar, but you aren’t cheating if you serve with tomato sauce.

All in all, sometimes fried food is a good thing, sometimes bad things can be good things. But this weekend was definitely a good thing. This post make all the sense in the world, right?

Toasty Raviolis

  • 1 package refrigerated raviolis (I’m not too sure how frozen ones would work but give it a go and let me know!)
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 3 tbs italian-style bread crumbs
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable or olive oil (for frying)
  1. In a medium saucepan, heat oil to medium heat – not high!
  2. In a small bowl, beat the egg. In another small bowl, combine panko and italian-style breadcrumbs.
  3. Using a fork, dip the raviolis in the egg and coat both sides. Dip into the breadcrumbs, coating completely and then set into oil. Turn up the heat slightly if bubbles don’t immediately form and frying noises can’t be heard.
  4. Fry each side for 3-5 minutes or until golden brown. Flip with a fork and then set on a paper towel to collect unwanted grease.
  5. Serve with tomato sauce, as an appetizer, on a salad – whatever you choose! These are super delicious and rich so go on – TREAT YO’ SELF.

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Categories: Dinners

Author:Rachel Johnson

Writer/Photographer/Food Person Stupid Good: When food is so simple and delicious, it's just stupid.

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One Comment on “Deep Fried Love: Toasty Raviolis”

  1. February 21, 2012 at 5:40 pm #

    Cool recipe! I have never heard of frying ravioli, but it makes a lot of sense that it would taste delicious prepared that way–crispy dough and warm cheesy filling. Yum!

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