We attempt to stay pretty healthy, but sometimes you just want to indulge. Enter Fried Ravioli. I was browsing blogs last week on WordPress and found this post about Fried Ravioli from What’s For Dinner Moms? I ended up making my own version but the inspiration started with this post.
I used whole wheat breadcrumbs and olive oil, that makes it healthy right?? Not really, but it’s worth it. This would also be a good appetizer or small bite for a party. But it totally works as dinner too.
1 package of fresh cheese ravioli, mine came from Whole Foods
2 cups of seasoned whole wheat breadcrumbs
1 tablespoon of milk or water
1 cup of olive oil
1 cup of your favorite pasta sauce, we used vodka sauce from Whole Foods
Salt & pepper
Cover a baking sheet with a paper towel and set aside. In a shallow dish whisk together the egg and milk. Pour the breadcrumbs into another shallow dish. Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium high heat. Dredge each ravioli in the egg mixture and then the breadcrumbs, set aside until all have been prepped. Fry ravioli in heated olive oil for approximately 2-3 minutes each side, or until crispy and brown. Remove from oil and allow the ravioli to drain on the prepped baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt & pepper. Serve with heated sauce for dipping!
Crispy, gooey, and delicious. I can’t get enough of these. I ended up serving these with a side of simple steamed green beans. I didn’t want to serve anything too heavy on the side, but pretty much anything would work.
What is your favorite food to indulge in?