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Friday, May 14, 2010

Crispy Ravioli

A few or couple weeks ago, I received a coupon to get myself one of Buitoni's Sauces or Pasta from the new Riserva products as being a part of their Tastemaker Program. Special thanks to FoodBuzz and Buitoni. I figured I use it before my trip, so use it I did. I ventured into the grovery and picked up a pack of the Wild Mushroom Agnolotti, which look like ravioli and is "generously filled with fresh portobello & crimini mushrooms, imported grana Padano & Parmesan cheese and fresh roasted garlic." The latter part of that sentence was from what was written on the package. I've had pasta several times this week and rather than going the traditional route of drowning it in some sauce I changed it up a bit and decided make into appetizer bites. Or make it the same way you would as zucchini fries. But I didn't have the proper ingredients to use for breading.

I have no eggs in the fridge, I had no cheese. All I had was panko. Hmph! I did however have some evaporated milk that I had opened a couple days earlier. I had also gotten a bag of Pirates Booty when I purchased the pasta. Pirates Booty is a brand of cheese puffs made with aged white cheddar. Totally addicting. That gave me the idea to use the cheese puffs in place of the panko. It already had the cheese and lite saltiness. What was that saying? Kill two birds with one stone?

So I bread the ravioli by dipping in the evaporated milk, then into the crushed cheese puffs and pan-fired them lightly. And you know what. They were crispy! Serve it with some marinara or your choice of dip a perfect appetizer or meal for 2.

Makes 12 ravioli

Crispy Ravioli

1 pk Buitoni Wild Mushroom Agnolotti
2-3 c cheese puffs - Pirates Booty - crushed
1/3 c evaorated milk
 canola oil

Pre-heat on a medium to low flame, some canola oil 1/2-inch deep in a deep skillet. Place the evaorated milk and cheese puffs in two separate shallow dishes.

Dip the ravioli in the evaorated milk, then into the crushed cheese puffs and pan fry each side until golden brown. Keep an eye out as they will cool up quick. Work in batches and repeat each time.

Place the finished ravioli on some paper towel to remove excess oil.

Serve with some marinara sauce.


Tangled Noodle said...

Thank you for giving me the perfect reason to buy Pirate Booty! I try not to have too many snacks on hand for obvious reasons, but hey! This is for legit culinary purposes . . . Crispy ravioli would be a great, easy appetizer, especially with a chilled wine or a cold beer.

tinyskillet said...

I love crispy ravioli, it's worth the time to do it. Very creative way to coat it! :D

Dewi said...

You are full of inspiration Jenn! Crispy ravioli sounds delicious.

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

This looks great!! I have made crispy lasagna rolls, and now I will definitely have to try this.

pigpigscorner said...

I've never tried crispy ravioli! Looks so good with the coatin!

Ameena said...

Crispy ravioli sounds like a winning dish to me. I can't believe how creative you are with the ingredients on hand!!

Tasty Eats At Home said...

I love that you used Pirate's Booty for this! Creative. and yummy!

Unknown said...

MMMM... that looks so yummy!

Unknown said...

Wow - talk about decadent. These look awesome!!

Reeni said...

These crusted ravioli are totally delicious! I love Pirate Booty!

theUngourmet said...

You are so darn creative! I would never think to use Pirate's Booty! Your ravioli looks fantastic!!

OysterCulture said...

Great stuff, great ideas, and as always a perfect inspiration. Love the legitimacy you gave to buying Pirate Booty. =)

Justin said...

i'm a bit mystified by how you used evaporated milk instead of egg, but heck, i'd definitely eat that

teresa said...

fabulous way to use the ravioli! i still need to get mine!

Brad said...

Yum, sounds like a great party appetizer, thanks for the creaqtive recipe.

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