Fried Cheese Ravioli

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Preparation time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 20 mins

Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: 45 servings


•1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated cheese ravioli
•2 eggs
•2 cups seasoned bread crumbs
•1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
•3 teaspoons dried basil
•1/2 cup canola oil, divided
•Additional shredded Parmesan cheese, optional
•1 cup marinara sauce or meatless spaghetti sauce, warmed


•Cook ravioli according to package directions; drain and pat dry. In a shallow bowl, lightly beat the eggs. In another shallow bowl, combine the bread crumbs, cheese and basil. Dip ravioli in eggs, then in bread crumb mixture.
• In a large skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat 1/4 cup oil over medium heat. Fry ravioli in batches for 30-60 seconds on each side or until golden brown and crispy; drain on paper towels. Halfway through frying, replace the oil; wipe out skillet with paper towels if necessary.
• Sprinkle with additional cheese if desired. Serve with marinara sauce. Yield: about 3-1/2


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