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Ree Drummond's Hearty Father's Day Fare

Father's Day Recipes from The Pioneer Woman
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06/16/2013 AT 10:40 AM EDT

Dads work hard to keep us healthy and happy – so when Father's Day comes around, we owe them a little something extra. That's the thinking behind Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond's menu, which features an appetizer, entrées, a side and dessert that will fill his belly – and warm his heart.

Drummond, who runs a popular blog about her life in the country and the hearty fare she serves her family, picked five recipes that her husband, Ladd, particularly likes. Since the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, read on to find inspiration from these delicious dishes.

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Toasted Ravioli

Makes 24 ravioli
• 4 cups vegetable or canola oil
• 2 cups all-purpose flour
• 6 eggs
• ½ cup half-and-half
• 2 cups seasoned breadcrumbs
• 12 frozen beef ravioli
• 12 frozen cheese ravioli
• ¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
• 1 Tbsp. minced fresh parsley
• 2 cups jarred marinara sauce, heated

1. Heat the oil in a medium-sized pot over medium-high heat. Bring the temperature to 400 degrees. (The temperature will lower once the frozen raviolis are dropped in.)
2. Place the all-purpose flour in a dish, then whisk together the egg and half-and-half in a separate dish. Pour the breadcrumbs into a separate dish.
3. Grab the ravioli (they should be frozen solid), and one at a time, drop them into the egg mixture. Quickly dredge them in the flour, then dunk them once again in the egg mixture, then coat them in the breadcrumbs. Set aside on a plate, repeating until they're all coated.
4. Three or four at a time, drop the breaded ravioli into the oil and fry for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the surface is golden brown and the filling is hot. Remove, and drain them on a paper towel.
5. Transfer the ravioli to a serving platter with the marinara sauce and sprinkle on the Parmesan and the parsley. Dig in immediately!

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