Saturday, October 9, 2010

Fried Ravioli

Benvenuto Giada!
I am so excited that Giada is the chef we will be cooking from for the next six months over at I Heart Cooking Clubs!!! She is my absolute favorite celebrity chef. Over the years I've made many of her recipes and can't wait to make more. After browsing through some of her recipes over at the Food Network web site I settled on a simple but oh so delicious recipe of fried ravioli.
They were so good! And easy... and GOOD!! Mmmm, just looking at the picture makes me wish I has more.
Olive oil, for frying
1 cup buttermilk
2 cups Italian-style bread crumbs
1 box store bought cheese ravioli
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
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 medioum heat until a deep-fry thermometer registers 325 degrees.
While the oil is heating, put the buttermilk and the bread crumbs in separate shallow bowls. Dip ravioli in buttermilk to coat, allowing excess to drip back into bowl. Dredge ravioli in the bread crumbs. Place the 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.


  1. Fried ravioli - how good do they look?!! And what a great way to turn store-bought ravioli into something a bit more special :-)

  2. Leana, I used to live in st. louis, missouri where a the city hosted a world's fair in which fried ravioli were introduced!!! I have had them, loved them and devoured them! thank you for the trip down foodie memory lane! i must make these AND SOON! now following and so glad to meet you! grazie tutto, roz

  3. I hate frying things, just hate it. I saw her make these on her show and thought that maybe I could make them. May. Be. Still, it involves frying...and that seems so messy. Yours look even better than hers and I am now thinking the mess might be worth it...those look terrific!

  4. Mmm, I have always wanted to try fried ravioli - I have only seen it on tv. Looks delicious!

  5. I love how you have your site decorated for Halloween! It's really cute :) Giada is one of my favorite food network chefs also. I love these fried ravioli. I bet they were addictive! This is definitely one of the recipes I'll be making during out six months with her.

    Thanks for joining in the fun!

  6. Wow! These look so good. I'm coming to your party.

  7. I could eat that whole plate all by myself. I've een wanting to try these for a very long time, except see my first sentence ;D You do see my dilemma, right. Still I think I'll make just a small batch.

  8. Wow ! I had never heard of fried ravioli ! They are absolutely perfect !

  9. Oh, fried ravioli is one of my favorite foods. Seriously! I've never made it from scratch, though...Will be sure to remedy that over the next six months sometime ;)

  10. Wow! Who wouldn't love fried ravioli. ;-) It looks delicious. A great pick to welcome Giada.

  11. I really like ravioli never had fried one's.
    So you made me very curious...

  12. Mmmm so yummy! Living in the St Louis area, these are a staple appetizer in restaurants, but I never make them at home. I might have to try now!