Last Nights Dinner

Fried Ravioli’s, Caesar Salad and Bread for dipping

When I was in college my favorite dinner at the caf. was fried ravioli’s. I just loved them! They use to have them at Papa Gino’s a while back now but they don’t anymore. I’ve been hard pressed to find a place that has them all that often anymore. So one day as I was searching thru the food network website (as I usually do looking for recipes) I stumbled across this one!!! I was a little scared at first. I don’t usually deep fry stuff- but it ended up being super easy and they were very delicious. It’s not something that will be on our every week menu but once in a while they are a great little treat. I made a Ceasar salad to go along with them and sliced up some wheat ciabatta bread for dipping in olive oil and seasonings. Again photo credits go to Kev. Thank you for always taking good pictures for me!!


* 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


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.

  1. I didn’t have fried raviolis until I was in college…Vinny Testa’s (now Vinny T’s) has them, along with every other bad for you yet oh so delicious Italian treat.

  2. I fried shrimp the other day in a beer batter. I mixed up some ready-made pancake mix and substituted beer for the water It was sooo tasty! Everybody loved them! I think it might be even better to add some coconut to the batter, too. Give it a little more flavor and texture.

  3. it looks delicious; like something you’d buy at a restaurtant. I’m in awe!

  4. As a Canadian Italian I can honestly tell you I have NEVER had fried ravioli, nor have I heard of it until now. It looks freakin deliciou!

    You appear to be quite the good cook. I hope to one day be able to cook like this. I pretty much suck at it right now, but I’m getting better.

    I really appreciate your husband’s photos, he has a really good eye and sometimes I think that he would get along great with my fiance. lol.

  5. These food photos are gorg! Good cook, good dresser… some girls get all the luck! :0)

  6. FRIED raviloli?? mmmm. it looks so good.
    you can come over and make me dinner anytime, by the way…
    everything you make always looks so yum!

  7. Fried ravioli! I’ve never heard of such a thing, but I want to try it now.
    (I had to read this at lunchtime, my lunch will never compare now!)

  8. mmmmMmmmm. This makes me wish that I had made pasta after all for dinner.

  9. Love the food pics, wow! You inspired me to make toasted ravioli for dinner last night. It’s a St. Louis traditional food and my hubby loves it. I didn’t actually make it myself though, its available at all the stores and restaurants here!

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