Recipe by Debbwl
Have no idea were this came from as I have been making for so many years. This is an inexpensive side dish, that can easily be made into a main dish by topping with precooked chicken fillets, and sliced mozzarella, and then baked. The toasting of the Fideo is really what makes this dish. * Post script: This recipe does call for a lot of olive oil which can be cut down, but keep in mind that you need a fair amount to fry the noodles and give them that wonderful toasted taste.
Top Review by Baby Kato
What a lovely taste experience Debbwl. We had never eaten toasted pasta before, it was delicious. The recipe was quick and easy to make. The pasta was light, tender and subtley flavored. Next time I make this I will add some crushed red pepper flakes and garlic to the dish. I did season with coarse sea salt and ground black pepper. I can't wait to try this baked with chicken and cheese. Thank you so much for sharing your tasty dish.
- 12 ounces pasta, fideo (recommended) or 12 ounces angel hair pasta
- 1⁄2 cup olive oil
- 2 cups stewed tomatoes
- 3 cups water
- 1 teaspoon salt
Directions See How It's Made
- Pan-fry the coils in oil until golden brown, remove from pan and set aside.
- In original pan bring tomatoes, water and salt to a boil.
- Return pasta to pan with boiling tomatoes. Simmer, semi covered, for about 10 minutes. Stir occasionally with a fork to separate coils and keep noodles from sticking. Liquid should be absorbed and pasta tender.
- Remove from heat, cover and let sit 10 minutes before serving.