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Monday, February 20, 2012

Oh my but these were good!! I've seen TV chefs do this but I never tried it until now. Just a different twist on an old classic meal. You can make a little or a lot and one thing that I really liked about it was when I reheated the ravioli the next day, they were just as crispy as when I had cooked them the day before. I just placed them on a cookie sheet and heated them in the oven for about 10 minutes and they were perfect! I'll be making these again as a meal, but I think they would be awesome served as an appetizer with some marinara sauce on the side!! I love double duty food!!!

Fried Ravioli with Meat Sauce

Frozen Cheese Ravioli - thawed
1 24-ounce jar marinara sauce
1 pound sweet Italian sausage
1 medium onion – diced
2 cloves garlic – diced
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 cups Panko crumbs
¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
2 eggs - beaten
Salt and pepper to taste
Oil for frying

In a skillet, sauté onion and garlic in some olive oil. Add the sausage and cook until  done. Add marinara sauce and heat through. Cover and keep warm.

Heat 1 cup of oil in a skillet on medium heat.

In a shallow bowl or pie pan, combine Panko, oregano, parmesan cheese and salt and pepper.

In a separate shallow bowl or pie pan, beat two eggs.

Working in batches, dredge thawed ravioli in egg then in Panko mixture. Gently place in hot oil and fry for a couple of minutes until lightly browned on both sides. Drain on paper towels and keep warm in 300 degree oven until all ravioli are cooked.

Ladle a scoop of meat sauce on a plate then top with a few ravioli and serve!

The ingredients.

Saute the onion and garlic then add the sausage. 
Make sure you remove the casings if you're using links.

After the sausage is done, add the 
marinara sauce, cover and keep warm.

Put the eggs in a shallow bowl and beat 'em up! Then combine the Panko, parm, oregano and salt and pepper in a second shallow bowl.

Dredge the ravioli in egg then in the panko mixture. My ravioli were almost thawed. I think that worked out really well and once they were in the hot oil, they were fine.

Add them to the hot oil and fry for a couple of minutes on each side until they're nice and golden brown. Drain them on paper towels and keep warm in a 300 degree oven.

Serve the ravioli over the meat sauce!! So good!!!