Fried Ravioli

Fried ravioli, a popular appetizer in St. Louis, Missouri, is breaded and deep-fried pasta. If frying pasta sounds strange to you, keep an open mind: crispy pasta shell, soft cheese filling and ample marinara sauce for dipping; what's not to like?

TOTAL TIME: 30 min
Prep: 15 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 15 min
 
YIELD: 4 to 6 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • Olive oil, for frying
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups Italian-style bread crumbs
  • 1 box store-bought cheese ravioli (about 24 ravioli)
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1 jar store bought marinara sauce, heated, for dipping
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Directions

Pour enough olive oil into a large frying pan to reach a depth of 2 inches. Heat the oil over medium heat until a deep-fry thermometer registers 325 degrees F.

While the oil is heating, put the buttermilk and the 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 fried ravioli to paper towels to drain.

Sprinkle the fried ravioli with Parmesan and serve with a bowl of warmed marinara sauce for dipping.

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  • on October 25, 2013

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    I agree with first review.... They are called toasted and are filled with meat.

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  • on August 07, 2012

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    Just so everyone knows, in St. Louis, we call them Toasted Ravioli, even though they are fried. Also, they are most often meat filled, instead of meat filled as this recipe shows. Great dish when served hot and with Parmesan cheese and marinara! Also great with warm garlic butter dipping sauce!

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  • on November 25, 2011

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    Are you kidding me with these raviolis. Made them for an appetizer for girls night and let's just say they didn't last very long. Definetely best eaten warm.

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