For lack of a better name… I’ve called this leftover gem… Crispy Pasta and Eggs… we have a Hungarian/German name for it I couldn’t begin to spell let alone accurately translate it… the closest I can come is Crispy Pasta and Eggs.
This was a favorite when growing up and still is… Warren has turned his nose up at it… which is fine with me.. more for me…
Leftover pasta, spaghetti in particular… but other pastas are used as well…. I’ve used cooked bowties and penne…. are fried in a pan with melted butter or margarine until light brown and crispy… then covered in scrambled eggs… a simple left over dish… I suspect it was “invented” during the depression when money for food was tight and every leftover was used in one way or another… a lot of leftover dishes came to be around that time.
Melt enough butter to cover the bottom of the pan… I use about 2 tablespoons.
Does your family have anything similar?
I hope you try it… the crunch of the pasta and the eggs.. just a really nice and easy dish to use up cooked pasta from another meal.... and tasty too!
Recipe: Crispy Pasta and Eggs
All you need:
Leftover cooked pasta
Butter or margarine
Enough scrambled eggs to cover the pasta
Salt and pepper to taste
All you need to do:
Melt the butter in a skillet over medium high heat.
Add the pasta and toss to coat evenly.
Allow the pasta to cook until light brown and flip to brown the other side until the pasta is lightly crunchy.
In a medium bowl beat eggs and a little milk.
Pour the eggs over the pasta and toss until cooked.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper and serve hot.
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