Recipe

Fried Ravioli With Hot Sausage Ragu

  • Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup fresh ricotta
  • 1/4 cup grated mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup grated provolone
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 fresh pasta sheet, about 11 by 14-inches, cut into 2-inch squares (to make 32 squares)
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Essence
  • 2 cups vegetable oil, for frying
  • Hot Sausage Ragu

Directions

  • In a bowl, combine the cheeses, egg yolk, garlic, parsley, salt, and pepper and mix well.
  • Place 16 of the pasta squares on a lightly floured surface. Place about 1 tablespoon of the cheese mixture into the center of each square. Lightly wet the edges with water with a fingertip, and top with a plain pasta square. Press to seal the edges.
  • Heat the oil in a pot over medium-high heat.
  • Beat the egg with the water. In a separate bowl, combine the bread crumbs with the Essence. Dip the ravioli in the egg wash and then into the bread crumbs, one at a time. Add in batches to the hot oil and fry until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Repeat with the remaining ingredients and serve hot with the Hot Sausage Ragu.