Fried raviolis are one of those things I want every time I see them on the menu of a pizza joint. And because of chicken wings and other items that I think pair better with pizza, I almost never let myself get them. It was out of this necessity that I learned to make my own fried ravioli, and I’m beyond glad that I did! They’re easy, affordable, and absolutely delicious.
With this fried ravioli recipe, I didn’t have to do much of anything. I bought a few bags of refrigerated premade ravioli at my local grocery: one bag of spinach ricotta and one bag of Italian sausage. They had 4-cheese ravioli, but they were too small and I didn’t want to mess with that. Other than marinara, the only thing I needed was standard kitchen ingredients, bread crumbs, eggs, flour, and of course, spicy Dan-O’s Seasoning!
So to make bread crumbs stick, you’ll have to dredge the raviolis in a flour and do an egg wash. So in total, they go in the egg twice and in the flour and breadcrumbs each once. I usually go half and half Dan-O’s with my bread crumbs or flour when I do a breading, which makes for the best-tasting seasoned flour or bread crumbs you can find! This coating straight up tasted like a chicken parm coating, with warm gooey cheese and spinach inside. Oh yeah.
A few extra minutes in the oven doesn’t hurt, and I tend to do this to keep the fried ravioli warm when I cook them in batches anyway. Serve with marinara, pizza, pasta, or salad!
- 1 bag of refrigerated premade ravioli
- ½ cup of flour
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup of plain bread crumbs
- Spicy Dan-O’s Seasoning
- Oil for frying
- Set out a mixing bowl and 2 plates. Add eggs to bowl, and beat until the yolk is mixed. Add flour to one plate, and bread crumbs to another.
- Mix a hearty amount of Dan-O’s Seasoning in with the bread crumbs and flour.
- Dip one of the raviolis into the egg wash (shake off excess), then into the flour, shaking off excess, then back into the egg wash. After your ravioli has gone into the egg a second time, put into the bread crumbs and coat with bread crumbs until evenly coated. Repeat until all raviolis are breaded and let rest for about 10 minutes.
- While your raviolis rest, heat about half an inch of oil in a pan to 300 degrees and preheat your oven to 300.
- Fry each ravioli for about 2 minutes per side until golden brown. Remove from grease and place on paper towels.
- Place cooked raviolis in the oven for about 5 minutes while you wait on the rest to cook (optional).
- Eat once cooled down. Serve with marinara for dipping.