Deep-frying turns packaged ravioli from Costco into easy and satisfying finger food. It would be a good option for your vegetarian guests. This recipe includes ingredients for a homemade tomato sauce, but you can buy any good-quality brand instead.
Recipe Source: From Shannon Overmiller, chef at the Majestic in Alexandria
For the sauce: Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the chopped garlic and cook for 1 minute, stirring, then add the diced tomatoes and their juices, the oregano, crushed red pepper flakes, bay leaf, 1/2 teaspoon salt, pepper, vinegar and red wine. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to maintain a slow boil. Cook for about 20 minutes, until the sauce has thickened. Transfer to a serving bowl.
For the ravioli: Line a rimmed baking sheet with paper towels. Heat the oil in a skillet or deep pot over medium heat until the oil reaches 325 degrees or until it sizzles when a ravioli is dipped in.
Carefully add as many ravioli to the hot oil as will fit without crowding. Fry for about 3 minutes on each side, until golden brown. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the browned ravioli to the paper towel-lined baking sheet to drain. Sprinkle with kosher salt and transfer to a serving platter. Serve immediately, with the tomato sauce for dipping.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (116g)|
|Recipe Makes: 12|
|Calories from Fat: 692 (100%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 77g||103 %|
|Saturated Fat 6.3g||32 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 45.4g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 22g|
|Cholesterol 0mg||0 %|
|Sodium 99.1mg||3 %|
|Potassium 88.8mg||2 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 1.8g||1 %|
|Dietary Fiber 0.5g||2 %|
|Sugars, other 1.3g|
|Protein 0.3g||0 %|
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Calories per serving: 692
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