Frittata w/ Spaghetti & Herbs

Posted by on Apr 26, 2010 | Comments Off on Frittata w/ Spaghetti & Herbs

8 ounces uncooked, whole grain spaghetti (or 3 cups leftover spaghetti)
1/2 tsp pure salt
3 TBSP butter, ghee, or coconut oil
7 large eggs
1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese (optional)
2 TBSP minced fresh basil leaves
2 TBSP minced fresh parsley leaves
freshly ground black pepper

  • If using uncooked spaghetti, cook pasta in salted water until al dente.
  • Drain & transfer to a large bowl.
  • Add 2 TBSP of the butter to the spaghetti & toss gently to melt & coat the strands to keep them from sticking together.
  • Set aside to cool to room temp.
  • If using leftover spaghetti, remove from fridge & bring to room temp. Preheat the broiler to high.
  • Use a fork to lightly beat the eggs, cheese, basil, parsley, salt & pepper (about 1/2 tsp salt seems right) in a medium bowl.
  • Pour the egg mixture over the spaghetti & mix well.
  • Heat the remaining 1 TBSP of butter in a 10 inch skillet with an oven proof handle.  Swirl the pan to butter coats the entire surface.
  • Add the egg mixture & spread out evenly in pan.
  • Cook over medium-low heat, occasionally sliding a spatula around the edge of the pan to loosen the frittata as it sets.
  • Cook until the bottom appears golden brown when lifted, about 8 mins.
  • Place the pan directly under the broiler & cook just until the top is golden brown & set, 2 – 5 mins. Do not let the frittata burn.
  • Invert the frittata onto a large platter.
  • Cut into wedges & serve.

Serves 3 – 4.

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SIDE NOTES:

~ From “The Complete Italian Vegetarian Cookbook”

~ If you use non-stick pans, use one for this recipe (though no teflon!). If it’s got a stainless steel handle it should be oven safe, but you should check w/ manufacturer.

~  If substituting dried herbs, 1 tsp of each should do the trick.

~ The chewy spaghetti w/ the eggs & herbs is a great combo. This is also good @ room temp or cold as left overs.

For those with various food restrictions, this recipe falls into the following categories:

Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Nut Free, Sugar Free, Grain Free, Vegan, Egg Free, Raw

If eating dairy free, omit the cheese and use olive oil.  If eating gluten free, use brown rice pasta (or other gluten free option).


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