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    Fried Spaghetti

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    20 mins

    5 mins

    15 mins

    Terri F.'s Note:

    Here's a great way to use up that extra cooked pasta. You can use sauced or plain, long or short pasta, as long as it is already cooked. Makes a great lunch dish, or a good side dish with your favorite meat for a quick summer dinner.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Melt the butter in a heavy nonstick skillet.
    2. 2
      Have the pasta out at room temperature in a large bowl.
    3. 3
      In a small bowl, beat together the eggs, milk, cheese, fresh parsley and/or chives, and a lot of freshly ground black pepper.
    4. 4
      Pour egg mixture over pasta and toss it well.
    5. 5
      When butter has heated past the point of foaming, add pasta and flatten into a big pancake.
    6. 6
      Cook over medium heat until the bottom forms a golden brown crust.
    7. 7
      Flip the"pancake" over and continue to cook until that side also forms a golden brown crust.
    8. 8
      Slide pancake out onto a hot plate; cut in wedges; serve hot.
    9. 9
      Pass additional grated cheese!

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 26, 2002

      45

      Hi there, I had an Italian boyfriend in college whose mom used to make something very similar. The difference is that she would place cooked spaghetti on the buttered pan, then place (cooked) meatballs on top, then mozzarella slices, and pile on more cooked spaghetti. She'd fry the bottom and then flip the entire thing (using another pan to do this helps) to fry the other side. Then, she'd cut them into pie slices and serve. It was like spaghetti and meatballs pie. YUM!!!Your recipe brought back memories. :-)

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    • on April 15, 2008

      55

      Did this recipe today for lunch with leftover vermicelli from last night's dinner. It's a keeper! I have done many "frittata" type things for breakfast before, and it's nice to see a recipe "nailed down". Someone here on 'Zaar all but called me nuts once for suggesting pasta be added to frittata....LOL! I will add that leftover spinach, kale, etc., can be added to this dish for additional nutrition and taste. This is a sensational base recipe to which many things can be added. I loved it!

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    • on September 28, 2009

      55

      We LOVE this! I always boil extra noodles, so we can have this. Using good quality Parmesan like parmesano reggiano is a must here and as you say lots of fresh ground pepper. If I happen to have some ham on hand or Prociutto I add that also. Thanks for posting.

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    Nutritional Facts for Fried Spaghetti

    Serving Size: 1 (174 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 353.0
     
    Calories from Fat 162
    45%
    Total Fat 18.0 g
    27%
    Saturated Fat 10.1 g
    50%
    Cholesterol 133.7 mg
    44%
    Sodium 276.2 mg
    11%
    Total Carbohydrate 33.9 g
    11%
    Dietary Fiber 1.9 g
    7%
    Sugars 0.7 g
    3%
    Protein 13.2 g
    26%

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