Dear IF-riends, today we want to introduce you to another traditional Italian recipe, a dish that every Italian mom have done at least once in their life. It’s the “frittata di pasta” (pasta omelette) and it clearly explain how leftovers can be transformed in a very very delicious meal!
Throwing food is not a viable option in our culture: historically, Italian people experiment famine and poorness, and this is the reason why popular cooking developed so many traditional recipes to give a new life to remains. In some case, leftovers are just better ingredients for new, tasty dishes. And pasta omelette is definitely one of the best. Especially if the pasta has been prepared with top quality ingredients!
In this case, we made it using a cherry tomato sauce by Campisi, with its unique note of sweetness, and spaghetti Gentile, one of the best brand for Italian pasta making, directly from Gragnano village (Naples).
So, if happens that some pasta left from the day before, do not throw it! Just add some eggs and recycle it in a wonderful, extra-tasty, “frittata”. And yes, now you have another reason to make a pasta dish!
Ingredients for 4 person
Pasta leftovers (about 200-250 gr)
50 gr. of grounded Parmesan cheese
Extra virgin olive oil by Ciomod
A pinch of salt and black pepper
Prepare the eggs. in a large bowl, break the eggs, add the Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper and start beats it until you have an homogeneous mix.
Make the omelette. In a pan, pour a wire of extra virgin olive oil. When it is hot, pour the pasta in the pan e stir for a couple of minutes. Then, pour the eggs mix in. Let it cook on a medium flame for 6 minutes, then with the help of a large cover, flip the omelette. Leave it cook on the other side for other 6 minutes (more, if the omelette is taller than 3 cm. Flip it again on a serving dish and share with your family and friends.
Grandma’s tip. Before flipping the omelette, try to delicately disconnect the edges of the omelette from the pan with a wooden spade. In this way it should be easier!
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