Toasted Ravioli

For the most part toasted ravioli is ravioli filled with either meat or cheese. It is served with a sauce or Parmesan cheese. The type sauce and choice depends on the filling.

Toasted ravioli is not toasted. It is either baked or deep-fried.

Toasted ravioli are very popular food at home. The fillings tend to vary with the region of the country. In the northeastern part of the United States you’ll generally find a cheese stuffed toasted ravioli. In the Midwest and Western parts of the country is more likely that you will find meat filled toasted ravioli.

Because the prepared ravioli can be frozen, it is a very convenient food to be served by establishments that do not have extensive cooking facilities or well-trained staff. They can be taken from the freezer, popped in a simple tabletop toaster oven and quickly put out for snacks.

To make toasted ravioli, in one bowl beat one or two eggs and some milk. In another bowl put some bread crumbs. You can season the breadcrumbs with oregano, basil or even Parmesan cheese.

First dip the ravioli in the egg milk mixture and then in the breadcrumbs. Coat them thoroughly.

Put them on a rack ( Best to spray it with pan spray first) or on a baking pan lined with baking paper ( or coated with pan spray) to allow them to dry. This will minimize the amount of bread crumbs that fall off when you fry them in the oil.

If you are going to bake them, put the rack or baking pan in the oven.

The amount of time that you cook or fry depends on the type filling.  When they are golden brown, they are done.

If you frying them, figure 3 to 5 minutes. If you baking them, bake at about 400°F or 200°C for 15 to 25 minutes.