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Friday, February 8, 2013

Eggs and Pasta? You Betcha! Another Perfect Breakfast for One!

Well, eggs and pasta probably isn't a surprise to you...but I'm usually the last one on the boat.

I can't just have a bowl of cereal in the morning and make it until noon; I've got to have something substantial in my stomach...and it always includes an egg.

Fried, scrambled, poached, soft boiled, egg in a hole...toast, English muffins, tortillas, pita bread, rice, refried beans...you name it, I've had them all, or so I thought.

Looking in the fridge yesterday mornin' I see a bowl of left over spaghetti noodles..."I wonder...." Google here I come.

Eggs and Pasta = Yummy!!

There are tons of recipes out there!! So, I chose a quick, easy one and it was awesome.

Scrambled Egg Pasta

This can be made with bacon or cooked ham and is easy to adjust the serving size: 1 egg to 1 cup pasta; adjust other ingredients accordingly.

Ingredients:
4 eggs
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
8 slices thick bacon, chopped
1 onion, chopped
4  cups al-dente cooked pasta
Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation:
1. In a small bowl, beat together the eggs and cheese; set aside.
2. In a large skillet, fry the bacon and onion together until the meat is browned and crispy and the onion has begun to caramelize.
3. Add the pasta (if using cold day-old pasta, cook until it’s just warmed through, about 1 minute).
4. Pour the egg-and-cheese mixture into the skillet and reduce heat to low. Stir continuously until the pasta is coated with the eggs and they have begun to solidify.
5. Season with the salt and pepper, then serve immediately, with extra grated Parmesan on the side.

I easily adapted this for one serving (1 egg to 1 cup pasta). The recipe calls for bacon, but I have cooked ham on hand, so I chopped about two slices of bacon's worth and used that instead. I keep bacon grease on hand for cooking (sorry, but we love it) so I used that in my cast iron skillet.

My Man saw the recipe on the computer and hinted that it could be a good weekend breakfast...guess I better boil up some more pasta noodles!


6 comments:

Paint Girl said...

I love eggs!! We go through a lot of eggs in our house.
Your pasta egg breakfast looks fabulous! Will have to give it a try sometime.

Candy C. said...

I have a cookbook called "365 Ways To Cook Pasta" and they call this Pasta alla Pappa. Leave out the meat and it's Pasta alla Mamma. Try adding a little garlic and some herbs too, yummy! I used to make this for myself for supper quite often when I was single.
Hmmmm, I was just wondering what to fix for supper, this sounds perfect!! :)

C-ingspots said...

Of course! We grew up eating my mom's macaroni and eggs. She made it in a variety of ways, but the standard was elbow macaroni or whatever she had on hand, scrambled with eggs, onions, cheese, sometimes different meats, veggies...so many ways! We also ate a lot of plain old macaroni and tomatoes too, another standby that can be fancied up, or just eaten with salt and pepper. You've just made me hungry!

Val said...

We eat like this too. Throw it all into a pan and see what happens.

The bacon/egg pasta works well too!

redhorse said...

Looks like my kind of breakfast. I made "impossible quiche" for the first time this morning. It was very good, and I'll be making it again.

Thirteen Sheep (Or More) said...

Must try that. My kind of food. Easy!

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