By tomorrow it can be considered leftover. Spaghetti and meatballs or marinara sauce is a classic American comfort food, but sometimes the pasta gets lost in the sauce. ;), 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 =). The issue before was definitely the noodle to sauce ratio – way too much sauce. Your email address will not be published. That’s too bad! Drain on absorbent paper. I just had it two days ago! Try not to fry too many at a time so they don't stick together- … Partly because we rarely have leftover pasta, partly because when we do I usually make a frittata with it (or bake it with bechamel). I love adding a squeeze of lemon juice at the end. There’s obviously a reason, so lets check off everything. Thanks so much for the idea. 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)! an even coating. How To Make Pan Fried Spaghetti Recipe. Fry in batches for 2 minutes per side or until breadcrumbs are golden brown. Let cool and pat completely dry with paper towels. The restaurant leftovers were meatballs and ricotta, banana peppers stuffed with sausage, and eggplant rollatini. Every now and then, turn the pasta; depending on how crispy you want it, leave it longer without turning it for a crispier result. Oh good! Recipe One: Fry raw noodles in deep, hot fat or oil(360^) until golden brown, about 2 minutes. :) CC. Place the half of spaghetti squash face down in a microwave safe dish with about an inch of water … Love fried pasta! Wow, never heard of doing that, Jennifer! A great use of leftovers, and one of Bird's Dad's best recipes for a budget. Can’t wait to try this! Set the burner to medium-high. The way I like to do it is to spread out the leftover sauced pasta on a baking sheet and actually broil it. Oh my gosh! CC. I added some pasta water and sauce to coat. CC. How is this possible… this seems like the easiest recipe ever in the world: fry. We first had this about 4 yrs ago at an Italian restaurant. 1. It was phenomenal! Add a little more oil over the top of the pasta, and let it begin to sizzle for a few minutes before stirring it. Glad to hear it! Oh yes, do try it, Mary! (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! Maybe you did have too much sauce, which would probably prevent the crisping of the pasta? CC. You’ll love it, Peggy! Hi Myra, it’s absolutely wonderful and I’m sure you’re going to love it! Thanks for stopping by! YUM!! This past holiday season I had this idea to make fried spaghetti. It's ready when it's hot, so it's a matter of taste to decide when to stop cooking it. I fried for over a half hour, and had to use way more oil to just get the sauce to not stick. I make fried buttered egg noodles to go with certain meals that I cook. http://www.italianfoodforever.com/2015/06/walnut-cake-torta-di-noci/. Tossed it in a 9 x 13 casserole dish. This will be how I have leftover pasta from now on. I have made this before using your recipe with leftover pasta. 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. You're awesome for doing it! Genius! How embarrassing to even have to ask this. I can’t wait to fry my leftover pasta! I wonder if you didn’t have the heat high enough? CC. :). Repeat if necessary. ). Good for you, Christine! Oh no! 45.1 g When the store-bought dried pasta was deep-fried, it turned into a hard, hot, and ultimately inedible mess. When oil is properly heated, place the noodles in the hot oil … It looks so tatsy. Really? Boil the pasta. Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes or so, for a firmer ball Vegetable oil or peanut oil can be used. Add cooked spaghetti, salt and pepper. Thank you for your comments (the bowl is from Italy, of course!) I love crispy pasta but had never thought of making extra especially to crisp it up later. My mouth is watering thinking about it! 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. Am I the only one? In a large bowl, mix cooked pasta, tomato sauce, eggs, ricotta, parmesan, bread crumbs, and … ;), The difference is phenomenal, Sue. …and much better than I thought it was going … What a great use of leftover! I would have never thought of this. Cook for 10 minutes over medium heat… Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly softened, about 3 minutes. Thanks Christine! I have a microwave, but I hate my pasta reheated in it! Glad you’re happy with the recipe, David! Add a tablespoon of vegetable oil and leave to boil before … I don’t have a real wok, it’s an inexpensive non-stick one, so olive oil isn’t a problem, but thank you! Wow! Not crispy at all. Add butter, and then add leftover spaghetti to the skillet. Let me know how it turns out if you try it; I’ve never tried it with non-tomato sauce pasta. It is added to the burger at the end for a bit of extra texture. It looks and sounds good with the crispy pieces of pasta. Definitely making extra pasta to make the leftover pasta! Like the restaurant leftovers, the dry pasta is also leftover, mixed together it fills a 16oz box. Thanks, Alex! Heat enough vegetable oil in a frying pan to completely cover the amount of pasta you will be frying. :), I love crispy pasta! Heat up the leftover pasta … Good point about the rice, Lana! Ha!!! Prepare by breaking the spaghetti noodles in half and placing a paper towel … Fried Spaghetti, as we call it in my family, has always been a treat. I can hardly believe this, Frank! But this definitely sounds like it’s worth a try! Ha! In a small bowl, whisk … (It is excellent most any kind of pasta. Thanks everyone for all your suggestions. I love it very crispy, so I let it cook longer. Your dish sounds yummy! Not at all like leftovers. Serve immediately. Don’t be embarrassed Deb! Once oil turns hot, add cooked bowtie pasta one by one into oil for deep frying. You just have to try it, Angie, I’m sure you’ll love it too! Of course! I find the best method of creating crispy pasta is to spread it thinly over a olive oil greased tin or pirex dish. 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! The point being the recipe is highly adaptable. Even if seasoned it is fine. 2. Coat each rectangle of noodles in flour, submerge in egg wash and cover in breadcrumbs. 15 %, , cubed (leftovers you can also use are hot dogs or bologna or even chicken about 1.5 cups). Heat oil, approximately 3 inches in depth, in a wok or deep-fat fryer to 375° or until it is smoking. :(. Toss and saute until hot. Now I understand–enjoy, David! Here is a delicious recipe to use up your leftover noodles. Salt and black pepper are the only spices needed for this dish, although peppery makes a nice kick to it. I made this last night: ended up with warmed up (only) pasta. My experience was slightly unusual since the fish was deep-fried … Yikes- no way when I can have it crispy! Reading this makes me want to make some extra pasta the next time so that we have leftovers enough to try this recipe. thanks for sharing this, we are going to have to make … I’m sure it would taste even better if it tasted great after microwaving it. Add the tossed spaghetti to the skillet and spread across the surface. For the dipping sauce: Melt the butter with the olive oil in a large high-sided skillet over medium heat. :-D Seriously, those browned, crisped penne look amazing! Pour a little more oil over the top of the … After seeing the photo of your penne, my spaghetti leftovers will definitely be reheated stove top! 4. King — in 2011. Did you reheat leftover pasta (mine is usally cold from the fridge)? As for the walnut cake, I have no idea if this is traditional or not, but it might be what you’re looking for? By chance, do you have a recipe for a traditional Italian walnut cake? Ahh, simplicity at its best. I’m a little confused though, did you fry any of the pasta? Crispy Leftover Pasta, Crispy Pasta, Crusty Pasta, Delicious Leftover Pasta, Fried Pasta, Pasta Frying Pan, Reheated Pasta, Reheating Pasta, Vegan, Vegetarian. Yes, do! 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. Like Frank, I don’t think I’ve ever had leftover pasta! Oh so yum. Last night I boiled pasta and mixed everything together just so I would have “leftover pasta” to fry today or tomorrow. In large skillet heat oil and butter over medium-high heat. I can verify how good fried pasta is. :) Enjoy and thanks so much for letting me know, it means a lot to me! 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. When she isn't in the kitchen, she loves to travel, near and far, as long as good food is involved. Do not stir the spaghetti once it covers the surface of the pan, but let it fry on the bottom and heat through. 1. 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). I’m so glad you gave it another try, Deb! https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a51657/pasta-chips-recipe … Your email address will not be published. :). What a clever use of leftovers. Add olive oil to the skillet, and warm it up for a few minutes. Really, I am a pretty good cook! We always did this before microwaves came around! Typically, place spaghetti in boiled water with a pinch of salt and cook for 11 minutes. - 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. https://www.foodnetwork.ca/recipe/deep-fried-spaghetti-and-meatballs/18781 I think you’ll be a convert! No I haven’t, but I don’t like egg and tomato sauce together. © Christina Conte (and everyone in Italy), Smoked Haddock Fish Cakes (Finnan Haddie and Potato Cakes). In a small bowl, beat together the eggs, milk, cheese, fresh parsley and/or chives, and a lot of freshly … I’m want to try it but not exactly sure about the turnout. Help spread the word. Isn’t it just awesome? Using side of spatula, chop up spaghetti while mixing ingredients. It looks like the best recipe ever, ever, ever. Total Carbohydrate You can either cook 100 gr of spaghetti, or use leftovers. 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. At the end of the video, Robbins successfully made cinnamon twists by using … Cook spaghetti according to the package instruction. Yep, you’ll have to be making extra to have it leftover! 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. it was actually served as a bed for mozzarella sticks. 3. Remove to the paper … I love fried pasta but for some reason I always warm the leftovers in the oven. We’ve been doing this for years… around here it’s the only way to reheat leftover pasta. That rarely applies to other meals! Gotcha!! My Dad, Italian-born, used to make this when I was a kid. In large skillet heat oil and butter over medium-high heat. Let me know what you think! Add meat and onions and saute for 2-3 minutes. Mix in 1/2 cup flour. :) Glad you do this! 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. Funnily enough, I’ve never actually tried this! Did I have too much in the pan, or too much sauce to noodle ratio? Required fields are marked *. Did you use a non-stick pan? It’s such a fun take on the traditional spaghetti and meatballs. While cooking the spaghetti, slice all the vegetables and ham. Add water in a pot and put on stove. I have made this and it’s fantastic. Have you ever added a fried egg to the fried pasta? You can only give it a try to find out :). I’m not that old! Introduced it to DH who had never heard of it….and now, he looks forward to it as we did as kids. I do hope you give it a try sometime as it’s just so delicious! Thanks for the idea. You’re both missing out on an amazing way to eat pasta! Add meat and onions and saute for 2-3 … A close-up of the nduja honey (Photo: Bar Fox) How about the spaghetti? Would you believe I’ve never had this before! Concentrates the flavors and gives it a nice chewiness that is meat-like. That was awesome.