Nutella Ravioli

Nutella Ravioli
If you have read any of my previous posts, you know I am a fan of nutella. So when I saw that the lovely Paula of bell’alimento created an entire food blogging challenge dedicated to 101 ways to use nutella, I had to join. The Nutella Challenge is a monthly challenge that begins this month.

For the first month of the challenge, I wanted to make something with nutella that I had never made or eaten before. While staring at a jar of the stuff, I remembered watching an episode of Everyday Italian where Giada made fried nutella ravioli. Perfect. I ran to the store to get wonton wrappers and an entire bottle of vegetable oil. Finally I had an excuse to make something that’s fried AND with nutella… not exactly the most health conscious food in the world.

These came out great and apart from the time it takes to individually make each ravioli, it was fairly easy. There was something just so perfect about the smooth, warm nutella oozing out its crunchy wrapping which was sweetened by powdered sugar and freshened up with candied mint leaves. Amazing! Check out what Paula and everyone else has made with nutella so far!


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Nutella Ravioli

Yield: 16 ravioli

Ingredients:

  • 16 wonton wrappers
  • 1 egg, beaten to blend
  • 1 cup chocolate-hazelnut spread (recommended: Nutella)
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 16 fresh mint leaves
  • Nonstick vegetable oil spray
  • Granulatedsugar for dredging
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting

Directions:

Line a baking sheet with plastic wrap. Place 1 wonton wrapper on the work surface. Brush the edges of the wrapper lightly with egg. Spoon 1 tablespoon of chocolate-hazelnut spread into the center of the wrapper. Fold the wrapper diagonally in half over the filling and press the edges of the wrapper to seal. Place the ravioli on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining wonton wrappers, egg, and chocolate-hazelnut spread.

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F. Add enough oil to a heavy large frying pan to reach a depth of 2 inches. Heat the oil over medium heat to 350 degrees F.

Working in batches, carefully add the ravioli to the hot oil and cook until they are golden brown, about 45 seconds per side. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the ravioli to a plate lined with paper towels to drain. Then, transfer the cooked ravioli to another baking sheet and keep them warm in the oven while frying the remaining ravioli. (The fried ravioli can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cool them completely, then cover and refrigerate. Before serving, place them on a baking sheet and rewarm in a preheated 375 degrees F oven just until they are heated through, about 7 minutes.)

Spray the top side of the mint leaves very lightly with nonstick spray. Working with 1 leaf at a time, dredge the coated side of the leaves in sugar to coat lightly.

Arrange 2 fried ravioli on each plate. Dust the ravioli with powdered sugar. Garnish with the sugared mint leaves and serve.

From Giada de Laurentiis

   

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13 Responses to “Nutella Ravioli”

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    sarahe — August 13, 2009 at 1:08 am

    those look AMAZING!!!

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    Rachel — August 13, 2009 at 4:23 am

    I made these a long time ago and they were FANTASTIC. Beautiful pictures!

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    Nina Timm — August 13, 2009 at 11:00 am

    This is evil!!! i cannot look at this without wondering where I can get wonton wrappers the quickest!!!

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    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — August 13, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    I have seen these made on Giada's show… I wanted to try them, but totally forgot about them until I saw this post. Yours look soooo beautiful and delicious! I am loving this Nutella Challenge – so many wonderful ways (excuses) to use Nutella more often! :)

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    RecipeGirl — August 13, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    I've seen these on Giada's show too and have always wanted to make them. They look soooo good!! I'll have to check out the challenge- thanks!

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    Linsey M. — August 13, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    I make these for my kids all the time. They LOVE them.
    Yours look beautiful!

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    applecrumbles — August 13, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    Great recipe! I love using the wonton wrappers. They are great for regular ravioli because they are so thin and delicate but easy to work with.
    Super idea!

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    Paula - bell'alimento — August 13, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    Tessa these look dee-lish! I adore wonton wrappers but have only used them for savory dishes. Will SOOOO have to give this a go :)

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    Tessa — August 13, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    Sarahe- Thank you!!

    Rachel- Thanks, aren't they just awesome??

    Nina Timm- hahaha! I hope you end up making them!

    Jen- hahaha thanks so much :)

    Recipe Girl- Definitely check it out, there's a lot of awesome bloggers participating.

    Linsey- My little brother loved these too. Thank you!

    Joanne- I love using them too, soo much easier than making fresh pasta.

    Paula- Thanks!! Let me know how yours turn out if you end up making them.

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    Lucy — August 13, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    Oh my, I just had a spoonful of Nutella before I saw this post! Delish!

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    Tessa — August 15, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    Lucy- What a coincidence!

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    Anonymous — October 27, 2010 at 1:40 am

    There is a brand called Justin's Nut Butter that makes an all natural hazelnut chocolate spread that is DELICIOUS. Try it sometime if you can find it! (No, I don't work for them I just looooove it!)

    http://www.justinsnutbutter.com/

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    Tessa — October 27, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Anonymous – I saw an episode of FoodCrafters of the Cooking Channel that featured Justin and his company. I actually saw a whole bunch of Justin's Nut Butters at Walmart (of all places). I'll have to pick some up!

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