My youngest son Patrick's favorite meal is Fried Pasta: (http://terrygruggen.blogspot.com/2011/06/fried-pasta.html). He can put away enough to shame an NFL lineman. And speaking of football, Patrick scored the winning touchdown for his high school team last Thursday...beating out 2 defenders after catching the pass and running 35 yards to the end zone. To extend the celebration, he's getting Fried Spaghetti tonight for dinner.
This dish is unbelievably delicious. It's also really easy. The egg and the cheese act like glue to hold the spaghetti together and it all gets fried up into a beautiful spaghetti pancake that you simply cut into wedges and serve. This side dish serves 4-6 people.
16 ounces spaghetti
1/2 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
1 teaspoon minced dried onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
3 tablespoons butter
- Cook spaghetti according to package directions and then drain. Put spaghetti in large bowl.
- Beat together eggs, Mozzarella cheese, Parmesan, onion, basil, salt, and pepper. Pour egg mixture over spaghetti; toss to coat.
- Melt butter in large skillet; add the spaghetti mixture. Cook without stirring over medium heat about 10 minutes until bottom is golden brown.
- Turn out of skillet onto serving plate, brown side up. Cut into wedges and divide among serving plates.
Wine pairing: Cabernet Sauvignon or Syrah
|Patrick eluding two defenders on his way into the end zone.|