Frittata di maccheroni – Pasta’s omelette

IMG_1535This is very common recipe in the south of Italy, where I’m from. It’s usually made when you have pasta leftovers from the evening meal and you want a quick lunch for the next day ready-to-eat.

You will need:

  • 300/400 gr for pasta already cooked and cool (Any shape is fine, I love spaghetti, but in the picture I used penne)
  • 6 eggs
  • a generous pinch of salt
  • a pinch of black pepper
  • 50 gr of grated parmesan cheese
  • some olive oil to fry

Beat the eggs evenly adding the salt, the pepper and the parmesan. When blended together blend in the pasta as well and mix.
Hit a large frying pan with a small amount of olive oil and pour the mixture with pasta and eggs in it. Cover with a large lid and let it cook on a moderate fire for 5 to 10 minute...

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Tomato Focaccia

Tomato Focaccia

Tomato Focaccia

Hello Cyberspace!

It’s been a while since my last post, in the meanwhile I’ve started a new job, I’ve been in Italy for my mum birthday and I’ll go back there in a few weeks for my birthday… an important one… I’ll be 30. It’s quite a scary one, when you turn 30 you should be wiser, but Am I? I don’t know, but for now I know that this morning I woke up with a Focaccia crave… so I’ve baked one!

If you need one too you need:

  • 500 gr of bread flour
  • 1 cup or warm water
  • 30 gr of fresh yeast
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 pinch of sugar
  • 50 gr of olive oil
  • 4 spoonful of tomato sauce
  • Oregano
 Put your flour in a large bowl or in your food mixed and add in the middle the warm water where you have melted the fresh yeast. Mix all together with the sugar, the salt and the oil.
If your dough is too...
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Spaghetti Carbonara

Carbonara

Carbonara

I know I haven’t been posting for “Ever”, but my life is going through so many changing and I am really struggling to step in the kitchen and cook something special. But today, inspired by a very very nice pancetta coming from Italy and delivered straight to my door by a lovely visit we had this week, I’m going to make a great Carbonara!

Carbonara is one of the most famous italian dishes here in UK. There are so many different recipes of it. My one is with half cooked eggs, I really don’t like the repines with raw eggs!! It usually comes with pecorino cheese, but very difficult to find here in UK so today we’ll make it with Parmesan.

You will need for a dinner with 4 people:

  • 400 Gr of Spaghetti
  • 200 Gr of pancetta
  • 100 gr of grated parmesan
  • a pinch of salt and pepper
  • 2 egg’s yolks...
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