I have a few more crafty gifts to make, but having all the kids home has slowed progress. Today when I should have been finishing up we instead had a fry fest.
Sunday I took some fried ravioli to a party. I was running late and didn’t have time to get them all fried, so today my boys begged for me to fry the rest. They were really simple to make and delicious. I used Giada De Laurentiis’s recipe for fried ravioli.
First dip the ravioli (I used thawed, frozen four cheese filled ravioli) in buttermilk and then lightly dredge them in Italian seasoned bread crumbs. The raviolis I had breaded the day before also fried up beautifully— so that part could be done ahead for a party.
Deep fry them for about 3 minutes in 325• vegetable oil (I used canola). Once cooked remove with a slotted spoon.
They turn out golden brown with a soft cheesy center. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese and serve with warm marinara sauce.
Of course the oil was hot and the boys were still hungry so we finished our fry fest with french fries and onion rings. For the onion rings I sliced two onions and dipped the onion rings in a mixture of 1 cup buttermilk, 1/2 cup flour, 1 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, 1/4 tsp paprika and 1/4 tsp pepper.