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!