To make these hot appetizers, bread and fry purchased ravioli, then make a homemade tomato sauce to dip them in.

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, beat together egg and milk. Dip each ravioli in egg mixture; then dip in bread crumbs to coat.

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  • In a heavy 3-quart saucepan, heat 2 inches of cooking oil to 350 degree F. Fry ravioli, a few at a time, in hot oil about 2 minutes or until golden brown, turning once. Drain on paper towels. Keep warm in a 300 degree F oven while frying the rest.

For sauce:

  • In a medium saucepan, cook onion and garlic in hot olive oil or butter until onion is tender. Stir in tomatoes, dried basil (if using), salt, and pepper. Cover; cook over medium heat about 10 minutes or until tomatoes are soft, stirring occasionally.

  • Uncover and stir in tomato paste. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, about 20 minutes or until mixture reaches desired consistency, stirring occasionally. Stir in fresh basil, if using. Cover sauce; keep warm.

To serve:

  • Sprinkle ravioli with Parmesan cheese, if you like. Serve with warm sauce for dipping. Makes 12 to 14 appetizers.

Nutrition Facts

222 calories; 13 g total fat; 47 mg cholesterol; 429 mg sodium. 19 g carbohydrates; 8 g protein;

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