Today I will share with you a recipe that my mother used to make often: fried pasta. It’s not even a “proper recipe”, in the sense that the ingredients listed do not have precise proportions. You can kind of wing it, really. It is just a very clever way to use up leftover pasta with tomato sauce and turn it into a new, more exciting dish. One that everyone will look forward to eating… so much so that I sometimes make more pasta so that I can have some left to fry! I hate wasting food and that is why I love recipes like this one, that give a new life to leftovers, don’t you?
- Mix the leftover pasta with tomato sauce with some finely grated Parmigiano Reggiano and keep aside.
- Grease a non stick frying pan with some extra virgin olive oil and heat it on the stove.
- Dust the pan with breadcrumbs and add the leftover pasta.
- Press down well to compact it into a “pasta cake”.
- When the bottom has develop a nice crust, dust the top of the pasta with some more breadcrumbs and flip it over to fry the other side.
- When the pasta has a golden crust on both sides is ready.
- Remove from the frying pan and serve immediately.