Sunday, July 18, 2010
Italian Themed Dinner Night Version 2
Here's the second part of my italian themed dinner party. In the last installment, I covered our dessert and one of our drinks. You can find that entry here.
Tonight, I'll tell you about the appetizers.
Fried Ravioli and Stuffed Mushrooms
1 pound frozen cheese ravioli, thawed
2 Tbsp milk
2 Cups italian bread crumbs
Whisk eggs with milk. Dip raviolis in egg wash, then into bread crumbs. Heat 2 inches of oil in a dutch oven at 300 degrees. Place ravioli in oil and fry until golden brown. Remove from oil and drain on a paper towel. Serve with marinara sauce.
(Recipe adapted from Culinary cafe)
Love it! Everyone loved these.
I made about 1/4-1/2 pound for everyone, but we could have eaten more! So if you have a large crowd, plan on at least the full recipe or double it! It took a really long time to thaw out the ravioli and I didn't plan on that. So make sure you give yourself adequate time.
4-6 strips of bacon, cut into bite sized pieces
8 ounces softened cream cheese
2 Tbsp chopped green onion
1 tsp spicy mustard
2 tsp dried oregano
15-18 large mushrooms, stems removed and saved
Brown bacon in a skillet, drain on a paper towel. Mix all ingredients except mushrooms. Add mushroom stems to the mix if desired. Stuff mushrooms. Bake at 350 degrees for 18-22 minutes.
(recipe adapted from startcooking.com)
Like it. He doesn't care for mushrooms, but he liked these. Everyone liked them, but not as much as the fried ravioli.
These were really easy to make. I have been looking for a stuffed mushroom recipe that did not contain shellfish for a while and this fit the bill! The original recipe called for a full POUND of bacon...I didn't feel the need to use all of that and it wasn't needed! No one missed all that bacon!