Toasted Ravioli

Toasted Ravioli

The following are some facts regarding toasted ravioli: As the name implies, they are not toasted; instead, they are breaded and fried. They were first served at an Italian-American restaurant in St. Louis, Missouri, which goes by the name “t-ravs.” Lastly, they are typically served as a snack or appetizer and are nearly always accompanied by warm marinara and a generous amount of Parmesan cheese. The most crucial thing to understand, though? They’re quite simple to make at home and turn out really well. (Really, if you’re giving them to a group, they’ll disappear quickly, so make extra!)


  1. One big egg
  2. Two tablespoons of whole milk
  3. 2/3 cup dried panko-free Italian-style or regular bread crumbs
  4. salt that is kosher
  5. freshly ground black pepper
  6. One 10-oz package of any flavor ravioli, either refrigerated or frozen, and thawed if freezing
  7. Cooking spray (for air frying) or vegetable or peanut oil (for deep frying)
  8. 1/3 cup finely chopped Parmesan cheese
  9. one to one 1/4 cup warmed marinara sauce


  • Step 1: Beat the egg and milk together in a small bowl. Mix bread crumbs with a couple of generous pinches of salt and pepper in another small bowl.
  • Step 2 Coat each ravioli individually in the egg mixture and then in the seasoned bread crumbs, pressing to adhere. Place in a single layer on a sizable plate or baking sheet.
  • Step 3: Deep-frying Pour enough oil into a large, heavy pot or Dutch oven that has a deep-fry thermometer attached so that the sides are at least 2 inches up. Cook over medium-high heat until thermometer reads 350–375 degrees. Fry the ravioli in batches, rotating them now and then, for about 3 minutes, or until they are crispy and golden. (Note: The ravioli will inflate into tiny cushions in 2″ up the heated oil; as they cool, they will gradually lose air.) Ravioli should be transferred to a plate covered with paper towels using a slotted spoon or spider strainer.
  • Step Four
  • Air-frying: Set the air fryer to 350 degrees. Put some frying spray in the basket. Arrange the ravioli in an even layer in the prepared basket, working in batches, and then mist the tops with cooking spray. Air fried for 5 to 7 minutes, or until golden and crispy.
  • Step Number Five
  • Place the ravioli on a serving dish. Add a little Parmesan cheese on top. Present alongside marinara.

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