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 Your email address will not be published.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