Fried Chocolate-Hazelnut Ravioli

So Christmas day my contribution to our feast were these delicious treats. I was rushed and running around so I didn’t think to save the pictures that I took so I could add a post about these guys, but these fried raviolis are really easy to make and since we have a three-day weekend I thought why not just make them again.

So this recipe is another recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis that I got from the Food Network website. If you’ve ever had Nutella then you know how amazing it is. Chocolate and Hazelnut mixed together in a jar, who would have thought? And if you’ve never had Nutella, what’s your deal? My favorite late night snack is a piece of toast with half peanut butter and half Nutella. The combination together… well, there really are no words.

So to make Fried Chocolate-Hazelnut Ravioli, you’ll need to get these packaged wonton wrappers in the refrigerated vegetable section, usually next to the salad stuff at the grocery store. I use these for wontons but they are also really great in this recipe. Spoon about a tablespoon of Nutella into the center of the wonton wrapper and use egg whites to coat two of the edges of the wrapper, and fold it over to form a triangle while sealing the dough together via the egg white brushing. Heat some vegetable oil in a non-stick skillet. When the oil is heated, add the ravioli’s two or three at a time. You don’t want to add too many at a time to the skillet, because it will lower the temperature of the oil and the ravioli’s won’t fry properly.

You’ll see the edges of the ravioli’s start to brown and that’s how you’ll know when to turn them over. Once both sides are golden brown, remove them to a paper-towel lined plate to let them soak up any excess oil. I had a moment of genius while making these a second time. The recipe says to dredge these in sugar and then sprinkle with powdered sugar, but I thought these would taste really great with salt. Sweet, salty and crunchy! Hello!

So do me a favor and sprinkle some salt and sugar over these once they are out of the skillet. You’ll agree, a little saltiness is exactly what these ravioli’s could use. If I ate ice cream I would also maybe stick one of these into bowl of vanilla or maybe chocolate chip ice cream, just to add a little something to the presentation that could also be enjoyed. These ravioli’s take very little time and very little experience to make and everyone will love them!

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