Thursday, September 26, 2013

Leftover Pasta Pizza

Well, not really pizza. But it is an easy to prepare breakfast or lunch that get's rid of your leftover pasta from the night before. This works well with almost any pasta dish but homemade pasta puttanesca is my favorite. I have also made it with leftover linguini in a white clam sauce though.

First step, and not necessary, you caramelize some onions. This is the most time consuming part because it takes a good hour over low heat to really get nice caramelized onions.

Quite Delicious When Finally Done

Then you grate up a bunch of Parmesan cheese. I find a small food processor works well for this, unless you really want to give yourself a workout. And don't be stingy with the cheese.

Dan's Time Saving Tip

Now for the fun part, mix the leftover pasta (homemade pasta puttanesca in this case) with a couple of eggs and about a cup of the grated cheese in a bowl and then plop it into a frying pan (I prefer cast iron) with about a tablespoon of olive oil to coat the bottom.

Plopped Pasta

Now you just turn on the heat to a low medium and then leave it until bubbles start to form on top and most of the cheese is melted. Then you top it with about another quarter of a cup of grated Parmesan cheese and put it under the broiler for about ten minutes or until the cheese starts to brown.

Should Look Like This When Done

Next you top it with the caramelized onions.

Ready To Eat

Well, not quite. I cover the pan with foil and let it rest for a good ten minutes. Otherwise you end up with a mouthful of hot melted cheese. Then I like to slice it like a pizza and have it with a nice glass of Chianti.

A Great Little Brunch

This is good hot or even cold if you have leftovers of the leftovers. The Mysterious Chinese Woman always makes extra pasta just so she can have this the next day. Try it, you will like it.


Captain Terryble said...

You're back!

Bar Man said...

Thank you, good to be back.

Splunge said...

Welcome bak my friend! You have been sorely missed.

Splunge said...

And please give my love to the MCW. The wife really enjoyed hanging out with you and she when we were there for the wedding. The two of you are indeed the best of folks!

Captain Terryble said...

Any chance you could post the rest of your pictures from Alaska?

Splunge said...

Just a note here. Any time you and the MCW need a place to stay in Orlando, give me an email.

Marvelous Misadventures said...

I have 8 hours in NYC on Wednesday. Where should I go for a drink near Times Square. Will you join me?

Marvelous Misadventures said...

Fred.mott@ if yes