Crunchy and addicting, Fried Ravioli is the easy, cheesy appetizer that's perfect for parties.
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Fried Ravioli, Toasted Ravioli
16frozen raviolicheese or meat based on preference, defrosted on a lined cooking tray
2-4cupsvegetable or canola oilfor frying
½cupplain bread crumbs
½cuppanko bread crumbs
½tspfresh ground black pepper
Fresh Parsleychopped for garnish
Fresh parmesan cheesegrated for garnish
In a medium bowl, beat the eggs. Set aside.
In a separate medium bowl, add both bread crumbs and seasonings and set aside.
Set up the dipping/breading station
Working with one to two raviolis at a time, dip into the egg wash, then dip and coat it in the bread crumb mixture. Make sure each ravioli is completely coated before cooking.
When the oil has heated to 350-365 degrees, starting with one ravioli, gently add it to the hot oil.
Note** Keep adjusting the temperature of the oil to keep it at/above 350 degrees but less than 375 degrees.
These can be cooked in batches of 2-3 at a time, just make sure they don’t get stuck together while frying.
Cook until the outside is golden brown and krispy, approximately 30 seconds-1 minute per ravioli.
Any longer than 1 minute the ravioli could explode.
Using a slotted metal spoon or metal spatula, remove cooked ravioli to the paper towel lined cooking tray.
Serve immediately garnished with fresh chopped parsley and grated fresh parmesan cheese with your favorite marinara or dipping sauce.
Prep time: 5-10 minutes (15 minutes if you include the time to dip and coat each ravioli)
Cook time: 30s-1m per ravioli, or 15-20 minutes for the full recipe
Cook temp: Oil should be at 350-365 degrees