Italian Food-What to Do with Leftover Spaghetti
What to Do with Leftover Spaghetti
What to Do with Leftover Spaghetti
In a previous hub about pasta e fagioli, I explained how I became interested in Italian food while working for Dupont in Newburgh, New York. One of my associates there kept raving about his wife’s "pasta fazool" until I finally decided to learn how to make it. Another one named John Dubaldi taught me what to do with leftover spaghetti.
John was a true Sicilian. If you wanted to play the numbers or bet on a sporting event, you talked to John. He worked for me helping me run trials in the plant, but he was also a good friend. John and his wife could not have children so they adopted twins.
When the twins were 2-3 years old, one of them got cancer and died. It nearly destroyed his wife. Somehow, they managed to get through it and later adopted a little girl from the same mother where they had gotten the twins.
I don’t know how we started talking about it, but one day John told me that when they had leftover spaghetti, his wife would fry it in butter or oil the next day and pour scrambled eggs over it. She would then top it with Parmesan cheese and maybe a little mozzarella or fontina cheese and bake it in the oven.
If you use a cast iron frying pan or an ovenproof pan, you can do this all in one pan. Believe me, it is very tasty. This recipe is for four cups of leftover spaghetti (with sauce on it of course).
4 Cups of Leftover Spaghetti
6 Eggs Beaten
1 Oz. of Butter
4 Oz. Mozzarella, Fontina or Swiss Cheese
½ Cup of Grated Parmesan Cheese
½ Teaspoon Salt
(Preheat the oven to 300F)
- Melt the butter in a 10-12 inch ovenproof frying pan.
- Add the leftover spaghetti and fry over moderate heat until it starts to brown. You can use a spatula to turn it over from time to time and to keep it from sticking
- Meanwhile, beat the eggs with the salt and a little freshly ground pepper.
- Pour the eggs evenly over the spaghetti.
- Sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese and coarsely shred the other cheese over the surface.
- Bake for about 30 minutes until the cheese melts and starts to brown. You way have to adjust the time and temperature depending upon what cheese you use.
- Remove the pan from the oven and let it stand for at least 5 minutes before cutting the Pie into serving sized wedges.
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