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Fried Nutella "Ravioli"

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I went through two jars of Nutella over the last three weeks.  I was trying to devise a somewhat unique dessert using Nutella.  Funny thing is, none of that Nutella actually went into a dessert.  It all got spooned into mouths or slathered on toast.  I suppose just having it around was inspiration enough.  Evil, tempting, beckoning inspiration.  Oh yeah.  It reached out and tried to stop me every time I walked past the pantry.  Occasionally I'd skirt by with a quick hip twist...or a silent tip-toe...or an exaggerated cartoon-spy-high-knee-step-forward-head-bob.  You know?  But usually it would snag the hem of my shirt just before I made it safely by. And then, before I knew it, there was a spoon in my hand.  I'd almost resigned myself to the fact that inspiration was just not going to strike.  Until it suddenly did.

This dessert is best made for a small gathering.  You want the fried ravioli to be warm when you eat them.  Plus, after about six of them have taken their dips in the oil, you don't want any others sharing that sizzling tub.  Any stray nuts in the breading that have escaped will have turned too dark and the oil will start to taste bad.  So.  A romantic dessert for two...or three?...totally worth the effort!

Fried Nutella "Ravioli"
an original from the kitchen of girlichef
yield: 2-3 svgs. (6 ravioli)

12 wonton wrappers
~6 Tbs. Nutella
2 eggs
1 Tbs. water
½ c. hazelnuts
¾ c. fresh breadcrumbs
coconut oil, for frying

Begin by laying 6 wontons wrappers on your work surface, floury side down.  Place ~1 Tbs. Nutella in the center of each piece of wrapper.
Beat together your eggs and water (in a large, shallow bowl); brush the open space around the rim of the  wrapper with the eggwash, then place another wrapper on top, flour side up.  Gently press the wrapper into place, lightly squeezing out any air bubbles so that the two sides are sealed together.
Place the hazelnuts in the bowl of a food processor.  Add breadcrumbs and process until fine.  Dump breading out into a large, shallow bowl.
Line a sheet tray with parchment or foil (sprayed w/ pan spray).  Use the rest of the egg wash to, one at a time, dip each "ravioli" in.  Shake to remove any excess, then dip in breading mixture to coat.  Turning and pressing to make sure no empty spaces are left.  Transfer each the prepared sheet tray.
Freeze for at least one hour, or up to overnight.  

Just before you are ready to serve, heat coconut oil (or your choice) ~1" deep, in a deep-sided pan until it begins to shimmer.  I didn't check the temperature, but I'm guessing it was around 325°-350° F.  Set up a wire rack over a sheet tray.  Carefully lower one ravioli at a time into the hot oil.  Fry until crisp and just turning golden and flipping if necessary, ~2-3 minutes total.  Remove to wire rack and repeat until all of the ravioli are fried.
They are definitely best served warm.  Hot and toasty on the outside...and when you bite in, the warm Nutella in the center coats your tongue and threatens to dribble down your chin.  A few little bites of bliss!

I served mine with a quick raspberry sauce.  Simply spoon out a couple big globs of raspberry jam into a small saucepan and add in about a tablespoon of water.  Bring it to a quick simmer and let it thicken up a bit.  Pass it through a strainer to remove the seeds et voilá!  It adds a burst of fruity tang for a pleasant contrast.
This is my entry into the January edition of DESSERT WARS, theme: Go Nuts Using Nutella!


Prizes we're playing for this month at Dessert Wars-

*Update 2/5/11...What better day to find out that I was the winner of Dessert Wars: Nutella than World Nutella Day!! Thank you so much☺!
JanuaryDessertWarrior


62 comments

  1. World Nutella Day is coming up February 5th. I have been looking for that something special. I can imagine these delectable nuggets floating in a raspberry sauce...sigh.Good thinking Heather!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. These are great! I have recently discovered Dessert Wars, what a fun idea. These are perfect to enter.

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  3. These sound so good...anything with nutella is. I often don't get to make anything special with it either, since it's gone so quickly.

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  4. Wow. Just . . . wow. These look amazing. Cannot wait to try! Going on a Nutella run today!

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  5. Very creative girl. Good idea also to use dulce de leche.

    Great work and good luck in the challenge!

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  6. LOVE these. So I really should have lived in your basement this past month, is what you're telling me.

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  7. Believe it or not, I have had Nutella ravioli before, just not with the hazelnut coating. Ingenious addition! I recently spotted a two pack of the large size jars of Nutella recently on sale and it took all of my willpower to walk away! Now I may have to go back!!!

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  8. Nutella rocks and you did it up perfectly. It looks and sounds great!

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  9. That is amazing. So creative, Heather! I love the chopped nuts for the coating!

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  10. perfect combination! looks positively yummy with that sauce...
    *drools*

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  11. Fabulous job! Very creative. I want it. ;)

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  12. Two words caught my eyes" Fried n Nutella ":D
    Of course putting it in a ravioli is a FABULOUS idea :)

    US Masala

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  13. They look wonderful. Just started a diet, so I guess I won't be trying this anytime soon, but I can just drool on my computer while looking at your photos!

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  14. Sweet version of ravioli looks absolutely divine, tempting pictures.

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  15. wow heather...these look amazing! i love how you upped the anti with the hazelnut crust! i could see these stamped out with a heart cookie cutter for a special valentine's treat. yum!

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  16. These look out of this world..I just have to try them..pure sinful treats.

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  17. Christy...I almost did that!! I'm going to try it with regular pasta dough next time. It just didn't fit my cutter!! :)

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  18. that looks insanely good. Like it could go head-to-head with deep-fried mars bars.

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  19. Those look delicious! I love the nut coating, and with raspberry sauce... oh my!

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  20. You had me at fried nutella...

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  21. These are just beautiful! I don't think I've ever seen ravioli look so good...and I'm a pretty big fan to begin with!

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  22. I love how you coated the ravioli with the nuts-awesome! These look like little bits of heaven. Great idea.

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  23. I love the hazelnut breading. So cool!

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  24. Omg, cant take my eyes from ur clicks, irresistible!

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  25. These are awesome fried raivioli. i want to eat now.

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  26. This is fabulous Heather! Too bad you allow advertising on your blog or you could enter this in some sort of a nationwide contest. Do you know I've never had nutella?

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  27. holy cannoli, those look amazing! i still have a big jar of nutella that i have got to use. this looks like the perfect way!

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  28. This entry is a true winner! I love Nutella but have only used it on toast or in my mouth too. Great idea!

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  29. Your inspiration really paid off with this lucious dessert! Their beautiful and making my mouth water!

    My favorite recipe for a late night snack...

    2 kitchen spoons, 1 jar Nutella, 1 jar creamy peanut butter...scoop peanut butter onto first spoon, scoop Nutella onto spoon number 2Marry the spoons together and swirl together...lick spoon! YUM

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  30. Be still, my nutella loving heart:) AWESOME!

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  31. OK... Wow. This would be VERY dangerous for me to make. As in I'd have no self control and need to avoid letting anyone know I ever made them because there would be *none* left to share.

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  32. Yummy little Nutella filled morsels...sigh. :)

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  33. I received this through the feeds and it really looks like it is going to make me gain weight just by looking at it... but it looks sooo good! I would create a chocolate sauce, instead of using nutella, but it is surely worth a try.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Matilda
    Sick Of Food

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  34. OK, these are just decadent little pillows of goodness. Love the plating too. Great job! ;-)

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  35. Oh my god. You know you are going straight to hell for crimes against thighs, don't you? Fried nutella? Wow!

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  36. Well, I've always known this, but I must say it --- you're a genius! What a brilliant idea. I think this would be perfect to take to parties/gatherings. Adorable. I love Nutella too. I stand in the kitchen eating it straight from the jar as well.

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  37. Those look delicious. I think the breadcrumb and hazlenut coating really puts it over the top. Good luck in the contest.

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  38. What a brilliant idea. Love these.

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  39. They look amazing...and too good for words! Heavenly maybe? :)

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  40. This is worth sharing and making again and again! I've seen a lot of great recipes lately, but this has to be my favorite! What a brilliant idea. I hope you are having a good weekend with friends and family. Thank you for sharing your sweet treat with me tonight! Many blessings in the week to come.

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  41. One word: WOW
    Ok, seriously these look delicious, whatever 'small gathering' you make them for, please count me in!!

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  42. I am following you from the blog hop. Please follow me at http://thecryptocapersseries.blogspot.com
    www.reneeahand.com
    Thanks!
    Renee

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  43. I love this idea - sinfully delicious

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  44. Evil sinful little things! Now, give them to me!

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  45. I'm almost speechless Heather! How insanely delicious! You embraced the challenge and came up with something so unique. The nuts on the outside and the dipping sauce are nice touches. I love them! Thanks for entering!

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  46. Nutalla Ravioli?!?! You had me at hello :). Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

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  47. Heather, thanks for linking this to Friday Potluck -- these look sinfully delicious, and oh! so fun! I'm making these for our housewarming party... whenever that is!

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  48. OMG - these look heavenly - love that you totally 'gilded the lilly" with the nut coating and raspberry sauce - yum :-)
    I love you to link these up to this week's Make it with ... Mondays, since our special ingredient this week is Nutella.
    Sue :-)

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  49. Can you please pass some to me. I bookmarked it :)

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  50. Oh darlin....I'm loving the hazelnuts on the outside! I want like at least a dozen...or more.

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  51. Ohh wow. I think I found one of the recipes I am going to be making to use up some of the nutbutters I made! I feel like this would be a really sassy way to follow a great Valentines dinner! What a great concept! Good luck in the contest!!!

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  52. Congratulations! I was hoping you'd win, it just looks so yummy!!

    http://agirlinherkitchen.blogspot.com

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  53. HI Heather, just came back to thank you for linking this up with Make it with ... Mondays challenge Nutella.
    Sue :-)

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  54. Good lord these look DELICIOUS.

    Is there a substitute for wonton wrappers that are gluten free?

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  55. I'm not sure, Deidre. I'm not very familiar with gf cooking/substitutes. I'm sorry =( Perhaps a gf pasta dough??

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  56. Congrats on winning January's Dessert War Heather! As soon as Christine sends me your info, I will send you your $50 Theme Kitchen gift certificate! Your dessert looks scrumptious :)

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  57. Hi Keller...thanks so much...I'm REALLY looking forward to it =)

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  58. Putting this on my things to do list for this weekend!

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