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Fried Ravioli 
Jan. 21, 2010 8:06 am 
Updated: Jan. 21, 2010 5:56 pm
I decided that I spend way too much money at the grocery store. Good wine, cheese, fish, and my love of fancy exotic ingredients is eating (pun intended) a huge hole in my budget. So, I vowed not to go to the grocery store until February and I will now on only go once a month. I'll make the boyfriend stop for essentials as he is much better about only getting milk, bread, and diapers.

So, last night I tunneled into the freezer to see what I could find. After I made it through the 25 gallons of turkey broth (from Thanksgiving) I found some real treasures. For Christmas I got a new, big charcoal grill so I pulled out a whole chicken for the weekend. I'm going to attempt beer can chicken. I pulled out some halibut for tomorrow night and some ground beef for black bean chili tonight. I found a package of four cheese ravioli. I wish I had the time to make my own ravioli but let's be honest, no way will I ever have that kind of time. So yes, I'm guilty of buying frozen ravioli and tortellini.

So, sitting on the counter is a bag of ravioli. I boil a pot of water, toss in the 10 tomatoes, blanch and peel them. I whip up a quick tomatoe sauce but just don't feel like making plain old ravioli. Something with a crunch sounds good so I decide to fry them and serve the tomatoe sauce on the side.

About two months ago I went to make fried chicken and realized that I was out of bread crumbs and only had fresh bread in the house. As I racked my brain for something that could be used as breadcrumbs I discovered two boxes of croutons. Perfect and cheap! Not only did that fried chicken get RAVE reviews, so did the eggplant parmesan a few days later. So, I've decided to give up store bought and even homeade bread crumbs completely. I've gone totally crouton.

I dipped each ravioli in an egg whipped with half and half then into the croutons and popped them in canola oil for about 45 seconds on each side. So very yummy!

Oliver and the boyfriend loved them!
Jan. 21, 2010 10:12 am
Wow, they sound fantastic! I'd never thought of doing that. I rarely fry but this sounds too good to pass on. Thanks, very imaginative!
Jan. 21, 2010 5:56 pm
I could probably eat from the freezer for a month or more. I need to dig around in there & use things up, too. & my pantry is overflowing also, but I have been making lots more things from "scratch" & my grocery bill has gone down.
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