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Ravioli with Sage Butter

★★★★★

  • 26 ounce package frozen cheese ravioli
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 12 whole fresh sage leaves
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh sage
  • ½ teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
Cook ravioli following package directions. Drain.
Meanwhile, heat oil in medium-size skillet over high heat. Add sage leaves; fry about 1 minute on each side or until lightly crisped. Transfer to paper toweling.
In same skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat, letting butter brown slightly. Stir in chopped sage, thyme, salt and pepper.
Place ravioli on serving platter. Pour herb butter over top. Sprinkle with chopped parsley. Garnish with fried sage leaves. Serve immediately.

Makes 6 servings

Source : Family Circle

This was incredibly good. Frying the sage leaves is tricky. Mine certainly got too dark. We’ll need to practice that. I wasn’t sure how the kids would take to this, what with having whole sage leaves in it, and them being fuzzy and all. They seemed to like it. For me, it had excellent flavor, was easy to prepare and made for a quick and simple summer heat wave dinner. Grocery stores being as they are, and mine deigning to never carry anything I need, did not have nice small 9 ounce bags of ravioli in the frozen section (likely in the refrigerated, but experience has taught me that they also come with a significant price hike.) The store brand, however, came in a nice large bag, that was more than double what I needed! Works for me. You could increase the butter amounts, I chose not too and it was plenty flavorful.

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