Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Years ago in St. Louis I had toasted ravioli twice in one day; at both restaurants the waitresses told me that toasted ravioli were invented in St. Louis. I never really learned if that's true or not. (Even reading about them online, there appears to be a consensus that St. Louis is where they originated in America, but nobody can say for sure.) But I didn't really care, because they were delicious.
A year ago I came across a box of these ravioli at Target and decided to make a pizza: I topped a plain cheese pie with fried pieces of ravioli, pepperoncini rings, and doused it all with hot sauce. It wasn't as good as I'd hoped it would be.
A week ago I was at Target and another box of the ravioli were on "Clearance" for $2.54. I decided to give them another try.
This was much better, a wonderful spicy complement to the cheese.
I know Jack in the Box's toasted ravioli can't possibly be as good as they were in my memory, but I do miss them. This Market Pantry version is okay for what it is, but nothing special, and I imagine at least another year will go by before I eat them again.
Posted by JustinM at 12:19 PM