Sunday, December 21, 2008
Fried Ravioli - A Giada De Laurentiis Recipe
So simple to make!
olive oil for frying
1 cup buttermilk
2 cups Italian-style bread crumbs
1 box store-bought cheese ravioli( about 24 ravioli) **I used spinach-cheese ravioli
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
1 jar store-bought marinara sauce, for dipping
Pour enough olive oil in a large frying pan to reach a depth of 2 inches. Heat oil over medium heat until a deep-fry thermometer reaches 325F.
While the oil is heating, put the buttermilk and 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 ravioli to paper towels to drain.
Sprinkle the ravioli with Parmesan and serve with a bowl of warm marinara sauce for dipping.