Are you a fan of Italian food? I am. Big time! If you tell me a food is Italian, I’m likely to eat it. One of my Italian favorites is ravioli. Sadly, my children don’t share my enthusiasm for these little packets of deliciousness. So I tried to jazz them up. I had heard of fried ravioli, but couldn’t find a recipe that actually told me what to do. I decided it had to be pretty simple so I just went for it. Here’s how I did it.
First of all, you need to cook the ravioli first. This was the biggest hiccup for me. Do you cook it first or not? I couldn’t find the answer, but I figured that not cooking it first would make it pretty chewy!
I bought a package of Bertoli Cheese Ravioli and cooked it until al dente. Not all the way through because it would be too flimsy. I allowed the ravioli to cool and then I followed these easy steps.
Step 1: dip each ravioli in egg wash (1 egg mixed with 1 Tbsp. water)
Step 2: coat each ravioli in Italian bread crumbs
Step 3: fry them in olive oil until golden brown and puffy
Step 4: transfer them to a paper towel lined plate to drain
Fry the ravioli in batches to avoid crowding the pan.
I served these for dinner with marinara sauce and pancetta peas. But they would be a great appetizer or snack for overly ravenous kiddos! They were a hit at my house even though my kids really don’t like ravioli. Ha ha!