You can only give it a try to find out :). You’re both missing out on an amazing way to eat pasta! We always did this before microwaves came around! 2. Oh so yum. I love leftovers…but i have to confess to reheating my pasta in the microwave…this is a revelation! :), I love crispy pasta! By chance, do you have a recipe for a traditional Italian walnut cake? You just have to try it, Angie, I’m sure you’ll love it too! I love fried pasta but for some reason I always warm the leftovers in the oven. … Concentrates the flavors and gives it a nice chewiness that is meat-like. an even coating. The way I like to do it is to spread out the leftover sauced pasta on a baking sheet and actually broil it. When oil is properly heated, place the noodles in the hot oil … Help spread the word. Did I have too much in the pan, or too much sauce to noodle ratio? Would you believe I’ve never had this before! It is added to the burger at the end for a bit of extra texture. Really? This is the only way to reheat leftover pasta. my daughter loved the spaghetti more, so every time we went to this restaurant, they would always make the fried spaghetti for her without the cheese sticks. I fried for over a half hour, and had to use way more oil to just get the sauce to not stick. Genius! You’ll love it, Peggy! How is this possible… this seems like the easiest recipe ever in the world: fry. It looks like the best recipe ever, ever, ever. Isn’t it just awesome? - Christina's Cucina, Brandy Sauce (for Christmas Pudding and Other Sweets), Shortbread Cookie Recipe (Easy Recipe from Scotland), Apple Cranberry Crisp (Easy and Delicious), Stuffed Shells (Italian Recipe with Ricotta and Spinach), any type of leftover pasta (has to be top quality like Delverde or De Cecco) in tomato sauce, Any type of leftover pasta (has to be top quality like Delverde or De Cecco) in tomato sauce. It’s such a fun take on the traditional spaghetti and meatballs. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly softened, about 3 minutes. This will be how I have leftover pasta from now on. I can verify how good fried pasta is. Definitely making extra pasta to make the leftover pasta! 3. Salt and black pepper are the only spices needed for this dish, although peppery makes a nice kick to it. 1. I do hope you give it a try sometime as it’s just so delicious! Really, I am a pretty good cook! Add meat and onions and saute for 2-3 … https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a51657/pasta-chips-recipe It looks and sounds good with the crispy pieces of pasta. I love adding a squeeze of lemon juice at the end. A great use of leftovers, and one of Bird's Dad's best recipes for a budget. Cook spaghetti according to the package instruction. There’s obviously a reason, so lets check off everything. CC. If you have a seasoned wok, do not use olive oil as it will ruin the natural non-stick surface and also smoke a lot. Cook for 10 minutes over medium heat… Did you use a non-stick pan? https://www.foodnetwork.ca/recipe/deep-fried-spaghetti-and-meatballs/18781 Yikes- no way when I can have it crispy! Now I understand–enjoy, David! Don’t be embarrassed Deb! Let me know how it turns out if you try it; I’ve never tried it with non-tomato sauce pasta. The restaurant leftovers were meatballs and ricotta, banana peppers stuffed with sausage, and eggplant rollatini. Wow! While cooking the spaghetti, slice all the vegetables and ham. Add butter, and then add leftover spaghetti to the skillet. Wow, never heard of doing that, Jennifer! Gotcha!! I just took leftovers from an Italian restaurant that were drenched in sauce and added them to a pound of mixed dry pastas from different boxes to make this at a later time. Glad to hear it! I’m sure it would taste even better if it tasted great after microwaving it. Drain the pasta and spread it in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment. Let cool and pat completely dry with paper towels. Thanks Christine! (It is excellent most any kind of pasta. Once oil turns hot, add cooked bowtie pasta one by one into oil for deep frying. In large skillet heat oil and butter over medium-high heat. Pasta e Fagioli aka Pasta and Beans (and a Little Rant About Using Quality Ingredients), Authentic (Quick) Italian Tomato Sauce for Pasta, Simple Garlic & Butter Shrimp with Spaghetti (Shrimp Scampi), Pasta al Forno (Baked Pasta) and my new Miele Dishwasher, http://www.italianfoodforever.com/2015/06/walnut-cake-torta-di-noci/, Food Blogger's Camp and Meet De Cecco! You can either cook 100 gr of spaghetti, or use leftovers. Pour about 2 inches of oil into a large … Thank you Christina for a delicious cooking technique. In a large bowl, mix cooked pasta, tomato sauce, eggs, ricotta, parmesan, bread crumbs, and … You're awesome for doing it! Let me know what you think! Recipe One: Fry raw noodles in deep, hot fat or oil(360^) until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Ha!!! Using side of spatula, chop up spaghetti while mixing ingredients. I love it very crispy, so I let it cook longer. Hi Myra, it’s absolutely wonderful and I’m sure you’re going to love it! Pour some extra virgin olive oil into a nonstick frying pan, or wok, over medium high heat, and add the pasta (for this much pasta, use about 2 tbsp). My Dad, Italian-born, used to make this when I was a kid. That was awesome. I’m not that old! Of course! 2. Total Carbohydrate Oh yes, do try it, Mary! I added some pasta water and sauce to coat. I made this last night: ended up with warmed up (only) pasta. Your dish sounds yummy! Typically, place spaghetti in boiled water with a pinch of salt and cook for 11 minutes. :) Glad you do this! After seeing the photo of your penne, my spaghetti leftovers will definitely be reheated stove top! Set the burner to medium-high. Funnily enough, I’ve never actually tried this! CC. It WORKED!!!! Like the restaurant leftovers, the dry pasta is also leftover, mixed together it fills a 16oz box. It's ready when it's hot, so it's a matter of taste to decide when to stop cooking it. Add meat and onions and saute for 2-3 minutes. CC. So simple, so right…a revelation is right! It looks so tatsy. Glad you’re happy with the recipe, David! Not crispy at all. I made a lamb, eggplant, and yogurt pasta and although it taste great reheated in the microwave the thought of crispiness makes me want to fry it up instead of microwaving. 1. Ahh, simplicity at its best. I have made this and it’s fantastic. :) CC. This past holiday season I had this idea to make fried spaghetti. Let me know! Pour a little more oil over the top of the … I make fried buttered egg noodles to go with certain meals that I cook. Cook bowtie pasta according to the package directions, drain the water and rinse with cold water and drain again, then put the pasta in a big bowl. I find the best method of creating crispy pasta is to spread it thinly over a olive oil greased tin or pirex dish. Last night I boiled pasta and mixed everything together just so I would have “leftover pasta” to fry today or tomorrow. © Christina Conte (and everyone in Italy), Smoked Haddock Fish Cakes (Finnan Haddie and Potato Cakes). Serve immediately. I wonder how this would taste with non tomato based pasta? Add a tablespoon of vegetable oil and leave to boil before … :-D Seriously, those browned, crisped penne look amazing! Can’t wait to try this! :). Drain on paper towels, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve with marinara or YUM!! 4. I usually bake the leftovers, but once in a while there has to be some crispiness:) I guess it is the same as with rice – you cannot make fried rice with freshly-cooked rice:)Love the photos on your blog (of course)! Your email address will not be published. Do not stir the spaghetti once it covers the surface of the pan, but let it fry on the bottom and heat through. Yes, do! Fry the cooked farfalle pasta in the oil until golden brown and crispy, about 1-2 minutes. I’m a little confused though, did you fry any of the pasta? A close-up of the nduja honey (Photo: Bar Fox) How about the spaghetti? Prepare by breaking the spaghetti noodles in half and placing a paper towel … I have a microwave, but I hate my pasta reheated in it! Your email address will not be published. We’ve been doing this for years… around here it’s the only way to reheat leftover pasta. I can’t wait to fry my leftover pasta! In a small bowl, beat together the eggs, milk, cheese, fresh parsley and/or chives, and a lot of freshly … Oh good! ;), You’re right those pictures look so good they are making me hungry…Also, you are definitely right about the De Cecco pasta…looking forward to reading your posts and seeing how you apply your experience from Blogger’s Camp to the site =). Required fields are marked *. Spencer and the kids would love it! :). How To Make Pan Fried Spaghetti Recipe. Love fried pasta! Thanks, Alex! Here is a delicious recipe to use up your leftover noodles. How embarrassing to even have to ask this. I wonder if you didn’t have the heat high enough? Thanks so much for the idea. I tried it again last night and it was freaking amazing. Drain on absorbent paper. 15 %, , cubed (leftovers you can also use are hot dogs or bologna or even chicken about 1.5 cups). Mix in 1/2 cup flour. When she isn't in the kitchen, she loves to travel, near and far, as long as good food is involved. Sometimes I cook extra pasta on purpose, so we can have this the next day! I would have never thought of this. Good for you, Christine! Commentdocument.getElementById("comment").setAttribute( "id", "a00e70eaac78eb8fb10f8958e82623ab" );document.getElementById("e727980cc2").setAttribute( "id", "comment" ); A Scottish Italian cook living in Los Angeles, Christina is usually cooking, baking or (cr)eating something scrumptious. In large skillet heat oil and butter over medium-high heat. Thanks for stopping by! Oh no! thanks for sharing this, we are going to have to make … Spaghetti and meatballs or marinara sauce is a classic American comfort food, but sometimes the pasta gets lost in the sauce. It was phenomenal! I just had it two days ago! Add the tossed spaghetti to the skillet and spread across the surface. Fried Spaghetti, as we call it in my family, has always been a treat. Mom used to do huge amounts of pasta so we had this the next day or two afterwards. ;), The difference is phenomenal, Sue. Not at all like leftovers. :(. I think you’ll be a convert! Like Frank, I don’t think I’ve ever had leftover pasta! My first experience eating fried fish and spaghetti in a restaurant was at Betty’s Place in Indianola, Mississippi — near the birthplace of blues legend B.B. Thanks everyone for all your suggestions. I have made this before using your recipe with leftover pasta. Add olive oil to the skillet, and warm it up for a few minutes. That’s too bad! Introduced it to DH who had never heard of it….and now, he looks forward to it as we did as kids. Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes or so, for a firmer ball :) Enjoy and thanks so much for letting me know, it means a lot to me! The issue before was definitely the noodle to sauce ratio – way too much sauce. Fry in batches for 2 minutes per side or until breadcrumbs are golden brown. Add water in a pot and put on stove. Even if seasoned it is fine. No I haven’t, but I don’t like egg and tomato sauce together. Good point about the rice, Lana! Heat enough vegetable oil in a frying pan to completely cover the amount of pasta you will be frying. Repeat if necessary. it was actually served as a bed for mozzarella sticks. …and much better than I thought it was going … For the dipping sauce: Melt the butter with the olive oil in a large high-sided skillet over medium heat. Partly because we rarely have leftover pasta, partly because when we do I usually make a frittata with it (or bake it with bechamel). By tomorrow it can be considered leftover. Thank you for your comments (the bowl is from Italy, of course!) I’m want to try it but not exactly sure about the turnout. Oh my gosh! (Not even enough to use an a frittata) That’s because I only make enough pasta for us to eat… I’m afraid if I made more, we would eat it all in one sitting! 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