This is by far one of my favorite recipes. I don't like the time it takes to prepare it, but I LOVE to eat it, and I could eat it every single day. I got the concept from an old room-mate of mine (thanks Syl!) and I've seen similar ones on the Food Network, and The Olive Garden serves this as an appetizer (only a meat version, and I tell ya, the cheese version is better!)
Simple enough to do:
- frozen cheese ravioli's
- italian bread crumbs
- oil (for frying)
- marinara sauce
Heat your oil up to about 350-375degs. Fry your ravioli's on each side until brown and crispy. Toasty looking, not burnt looking :)
To serve as an appetizer, you can keep these warm on a baking rack in a warm oven. We usually do this as a main course (although, not anymore because of K-girl's milk allergy), by putting a small amount of sauce in the bottom of a baking pan. Then stack the ravioli's up in the pan. Bake them for about 15 minutes, then cover with some more sauce for about 5 more minutes and serve. Your family will gobble these up!
I know they were eaten pretty quickly at our BBQ the other night. :)
Italian flavored breadcrumbs
oil for frying
Heat oil in a pan to about 350-375 degs. Dip ravioli in egg wash (eggs mixed with a splash of milk, if you'd like) then in bread crumbs. Fry on each side until golden brown. If serving as an appetizer, keep warm on a baking rack in a warm oven, then serve with marinara sauce as a dipping sauce. If serving as a main dish, place a small amount of sauce in a baking dish, place all the ravioli's in the pan when fried. Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes, pour some sauce over them and bake for about 10 minutes.