09 August 2010

Fried Perilla

I got my Anthro Perilla dress in the mail last week and got a chance to wear it today. I love love LOVE how it feels on, though I kind of wish I got the navy instead of the beige because I think the beige washes me out a bit. I'm super-comfy yet feel all sorts of put-together - I love me some knit dresses!



Dress: Anthropologie Little Yellow Button Perilla (on sale - also check it out on LC, she is rocking it!)
Shoes: Keds Spright wedges (worn here, here and here before)
Necklace: Anthropologie Nueva Granada (worn here, here and here before)

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And some recipe love today. Here's a really simple and yummy recipe for a quick appetizer I think everyone will like - fried ravioli. I used Giada's recipe from the Food Network and can't recommend it enough. I made this to munch on before dinner a few days ago with some marinara sauce for dipping, and it became dinner!

Only a handful of ingredients required:


Equals some fried goodness:


Some notes to keep in mind:
•  Don't overcrowd the pan when frying up each batch
•  The recipe asked for the oil to be 2" deep in the pan - I only did about 1/2" and replenished when needed (though make sure the oil is hot before throwing in your ravioli or you'll have greasy dough nuggets)
•  A lot of the crumbs will fall off the ravioli - I wouldn't worry about it, the ravioli still come out nicely toasted and coated
•  Don't eat half the batch by yourself like I did - it doesn't sit lightly in your belly! (though froyo for dessert made it a little better/worse/better)

29 comments:

  1. Oooh! Fantastic dress and I love the red shoes with it!

    The fried ravioli looks delicious!

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  2. Ooh love that perilla on you! I love how you matched it with the shoes as well. I wore my navy one with red pumps. :)

    That ravioli looks delish!!!! I have never heard of it made that way before but it totally makes sense!

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  3. You look great! I love the the red shoes.

    I'm about to eat my sald for lunch but I will be wishing it was that yummy looking fried raviolli!

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  4. Yess, lol chic dress paired with a cooking find! I'm surprised that Giada made a frying recipe, I thought it was more Paula Deen's venue. Yummy, I got to try it out now!

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  5. Mmmmm....I love fried ravioli! I'm from St. Louis, and it's a traditional St. Louis dish - we started it (and ice cream cones and pork steaks and gooey butter cake!)! It's always funny to me when people "discover" it because it's on every menu here - it's usually an appitizer...I think I'm going to go get some for lunch now!

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  6. The Perilla dress looks so cheerful with the red shoes. What a great way to style it!

    And the Fried Ravioli looks and sounds scrumptous. One of the chain convenience stores around me sells it, but I have a feeling that this is MUCH better. Just a hunch ;)

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  7. I just bought those shoes last week! I'm excited to see you have them. Hopefully we can keep a constant rotation of red Polka Dotted Keds Shoes inspiration!

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  8. Thanks La Historiadora. This outfit is a cheater - essentially I am wear a big tee and sneaks!

    Ooh, Cindi, the navy with red pumps sounds awesome! I wanted the navy, but this gal' got way too many navy stripes in her closet.

    Thanks, Courtnee. Oh I think I need a salad for lunch - and dinner - and all the next few days too! I've been such a bad eater this weekend!

    Hanna - yeah, Giada is usually into healthier and fresher recipes but she's got the occassional fried treat. This and her fried zucchini sticks are killer!

    Ashley - oh you lucky duckling you! One of my old co-workers was from St.L and he would go on about the delicious goodness/badness that the town had to offer.

    Jamie - thanks! These were just a cinch to make though, but I bet they are guiltily awesome for someone with access to fresher ravioli and a deeper fryer!

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  9. Hi Kayla - I'm so excited someone else has a pair of Keds wedges! Aren't they strangely comfy?! They took a bit to break them in, but I love them!

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  10. This dress is perfect on you and I love it with the red wedges! You look great!

    I laughed when I read that the froyo make it worse/better/worse. :) That's probably the perfect description.

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  11. I love that dress on you! I don't think it washes you out at all! Those ravioli's look so good! I love Giada and her show!

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  12. I had the Navy version delivered today, £59.95 on sale. I loved it on the website and when it dropped into the sale I didn't hesitate after seeing how good it looked on many of the other bloggers. It looks great on you too and I don't see any of the baggyness on the right hand side by the waist as it has on me... Looks like a real winner for you but I'm not 100% sure, think I need to try it on again!

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  13. You look great in the perilla dress, makes me wish I ordered it! And that recipe looks so good, I'm going to have to give it a try.

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  14. I soooo love fried ravioli. I smother it in marinara sauce and embarass myself by gobbling is like a pig save the sauce that always manages to find its way to the front of whatever I'm wearing.

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  15. The Perilla dress looks fantastic on you! Great idea to pair it with the red shoes, too. :)

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  16. You look FABULOUS in your Perilla! Love it - isn't the material just sumptuous? I love it paired with the red shoes!

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  17. no, that beige is perfect for you! love.
    and, i agree that that giada recipe is killer. she bugs, but most of her recipes are pretty darn good.

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  18. Fried Ravioli? Sounds like my waistline's worse enemy...I'm afraid I'd eat that every night! The red Keds are a nice touch :)

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  19. OMG! I am totally wearing my new sale Perilla purchase with little red peep toe wedges this week! Great styling idea!!! thank you!!

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  20. That dress looks pretty on you and with the red shoes--super chic!

    I love the recipes you post on here--I've tried the texas spaghetti and my family loved it and I must try these fried raviolis. I mean how can you go wrong with fried anything!

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  21. OMG, that looks so good! give it to me, i want it now! It's so much simpler then I would have thought...NOM.

    Cute dress! Sorry, I used up all my enthusiasm on the food part of this post...just a fat kid at heart!

    xoxo, Ashley

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  22. Such a super cute dress! I love the flowers at the waist!

    I never thought of frying ravioli. Yum!

    clothed much, a modest fashion blog

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  23. I like it with the pop of red, it looks super comfy :)

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  24. oh no i'm loving it!!! better than navy b/c you'll slap on a gray sweater as it cools down and be super super chic. AWESOME!

    ps - pass anything fried tout de suite!!

    xo,
    c

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  25. Thanks for the link! : ) The dress looks great on you, and I like the pairing with red accessories.

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  26. You are SO CUTE in this dress, and the cheerful red shoes are absolutley perfect with it - love it!

    I've never had friend ravioli. Yum. Must make up for lost time!

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  27. Melissa - I think the froyo just filled in the cracks between the ravioli after I had it. Ugh, it was uncomfortably full.

    Thanks, Tricia. I'm a big Giada fan too! And I like me some Ina Garten too.

    Hi Louise - I haven't found a problem with bagginess on my dress - is it possible for you to try another one in the same size to see if it was just a glitch on one dress? This thing's just so comfy, I almost felt like going to bed in it!

    Oh Jessica, you make me wish I had ordered stuff all the time after seeing it on you! Oh this is classic shopping enabling.

    Hi Ebony - I'm guaranteed to get spaghetti sauce on me always. My BF's the worst though - he's not a messy eater, but he always unintentionally leaves a pile of crumbs, drips, etc. on the floor under his seat after every meal. I think it's genetic because his mom does the exact same thing! :o)

    Thanks, FFM and Michelle!

    Kcookski - have you seen Giada as a judge on the Next Food Network Star? I don't know, I usually like her, but I feel like she takes herself too seriously on that show. THAT bugs.

    Thanks, applesandpencilskirts. Oh I totally ate too much of it, and it is terrible because I know how to make it now, and it is so easy ...

    Ooh, I can't wait to see you in yours, Pamela. I always really like how you style things up.

    Thanks, jadan. Ooh, we could do the fried ravioli with the texas spaghetti and have an Americanized Italian food carbfest! ;o)

    You crack me up, Ashley. I totally agree with your enthusiasm about food - if I had more time (talent too), I'd love to just cook, cook, cook (and then eat, eat, eat, haha).

    Thanks, Liz and Carrie.

    Thank YOU, LC. I saw you in the dress and those heels and thought "va-va-voom!" I put my dress on and thought "well I'm dressed." ;o)

    Jan - I think the kids and hubs would dig it!

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  28. I was thinking of getting that dress. But I agree, Navy would have been a better color choice. I feel like the beige would "match" my skin color too much.. ha ha I think it looks great on you though. Looks quite comfy. ;) And I need to make those fried ravioli things... hubby would LOOOOOOOVE it!

    xx Love & Aloha

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  29. The dress looks beautiful on you.

    I want those ravioli's...they look incredible!I wish I knew how to cook!

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