Crispy Fried Ravioli With Spicy Tomato Dip

Crispy Fried Ravioli With Spicy Tomato Dip - an easy, quick and totally moreish party food!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 Servings as a starter or party food
Author Nicky Corbishley


  • 1 pack of Giovanni Rana Creamy Mozzarella and Smoked Pancetta Ravioli
  • 240 ml buttermilk
  • 125 g fine breadcrumbs - shop-bought is fine
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt
  • Oil for deep frying

Spicy Tomato Dip:

  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion peeled and chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic peeled and finely chopped or minced
  • 1 hot red chilli chopped (discard the seeds if you want the sauce to be less spicy)
  • 300 g tinned tomatoes 3/4 of a regular tin
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree/paste
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • pinch of salt and pepper


  • Heat oil in a deep fat fryer, or heat 2 inches of oil in a large, heavy-based pan to approx 180c/350f.
  • First make the dip. Heat the oil in a saucepan and add the chopped onion. Cook for 5 minutes on a medium heat until the onions soften. Add in the garlic and chopped chilli and cook for another minute. Add in the tinned tomatoes, tomato puree, sugar and salt & pepper. Bring to a bubble and simmer gently for 10 minutes, stirring every so often. Blend using hand blender.
  • Now make the crispy ravioli. Pour the buttermilk into a bowl.
  • Place the breadcrumbs, paprika and garlic salt into another bowl and mix.
  • Dip the ravioli in the buttermilk, then dredge in the breadcrumbs until covered. Place into the oil (I fry about 8 at a time) until golden brown. This should take about 1-2 minutes.
  • Drain the ravioli and place in a large plate. Spoon the dip into a small bowl and serve together immediately.


Nutritional Information is per serving, allowing 2 tbsp of oil for absorption during frying.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 805mg | Potassium: 582mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 625IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 171mg | Iron: 3.5mg
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