Saturday, June 6, 2009

PASTA FRITTATA WITH LEMON

This Pasta Frittata can also be called considered a pasta omelet. It is a great nourishing way to use leftover pasta. My father doesn't eat chicken or eggs because he thinks that chickens are modern day dinosaurs and mom isn't a big egg eater either, so this wasn't a dish I ate at home as a kid. The vivid memory of eating Pasta Frittata was formed at a great family friend Cathy Ruocco's apartment on Sullivan Street when I was very young, and I can't somehow get it to come out as delicious as I remember it, but its still really good. Usually, I make it plain, but today I added lemon zest, chopped garlic and parsley for some extra flavor and I topped it with the leftover frittatini from the other night. 
PASTA FRITTATA
1 C. leftover cooked pasta
2 eggs
1/4 C. grated cheese
1/4 C. milk (i use soy)
salt
pepper
lemon zest
1 chopped garlic clove
parsley
olive oil
basil for garnish

In a bowl beat the eggs with milk, grated cheese, salt pepper, lemon zest, chopped garlic and parsley. Add the cooked pasta and mix it until the eggs coat the pasta. Add the mixture to a hot skillet coated with olive oil. When browned on the bottom flip it. (Flipping is not my expertise and the whole thing usually falls apart on me, but today I flipped it onto another hot skillet, which worked well but made for more dishes.) Cook until brown on bottom. Serve topped with fresh basil and extra grated cheese or some leftover sauce.

4 comments:

Joanne said...

This sounds great! Next time i have some leftover pasta, I will definitely be making it. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. You seem to have some really great recipes here, so I will definitely be reading more!

Justin said...

i always have so much leftover pasta, but I never save it. next time I'll have to try this recipe.

Morta Di Fame said...

I ALSO make way to much pasta ... like a whole pound for just two people! Then I feel so bad throwing it out so this is a really great way to not waste it. Stay tuned for Pasta Frita, where I actually sautee the pasta with the leftover sauce. Its so good!

Robin Sue said...

This is one of my favorite ways to use up leftover pasta. So good!