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Fried Spaghetti

Do you ever cook too much spaghetti then wonder what to do with it? I do it all the time.

A great way to use up any leftover spaghetti is to try this fried spaghetti with eggs and cheese - what's not to like?

Fried spaghetti in a bowl
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Ingredients in this Recipe

  • leftover cooked spaghetti
  • vegetable oil
  • unsalted butter
  • eggs - free-range, of course
  •  mature cheddar
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • red pepper flakes 
  • your favourite hot sauce - we like Sriracha
  • Flat-leaf parsley 

Recipe for Fried Spaghetti

Start by gathering your ingredients.

Ingredients for fried spaghetti

Get a large frying pan and add the oil and butter. Once melted and are nice and hot, add the spaghetti and give it a good stir. Season with pepper and stir for a few minutes more to heat through it.

Making fried spaghetti

Now add the beaten egg, give it another quick stir then add the grated cheese. Let it cook for a minute or two.

Adding cheese and egg to fried spaghetti

Sprinkle over the pepper flakes and the hot sauce.

Adding pepper flakes to fried spaghetti

Mix everything together.

Adding hot sauce to fried spaghetti

Serve while piping hot with the chopped parsley over the top.

Fried Spaghetti

Ingredient ideas for Fried Spaghetti

  • snipped chives
  • pancetta
  • cooked bacon
  • ham
  • tomatoes
  • spring onions/scallions
  • shredded cooked chicken 
  • jalapeƱo peppers
  • any cheese - but I suggest not using a blue cheese 

Leftover Spaghetti Recipe

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English
Yield: 2
Author: Jan Bennett
Fried Spaghetti

Fried Spaghetti

A super quick snack - fridge cleanout recipe using up any leftover cooked spaghetti.
Prep time: 3 MinCook time: 5 MinTotal time: 8 Min

Ingredients

  • Leftover cooked spaghetti
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 15g unsalted butter
  • 2 eggs - lightly beaten
  • 80g grated mature cheddar - or whatever cheese you either have in the fridge or fancy
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes - or to your taste
  • a splash of your favourite hot sauce - we like Sriracha
  • Flat-leaf parsley - chopped

Instructions

  1. Get a large frying pan and add the oil and butter.
  2. Once melted and are nice and hot, add the spaghetti and give it a good stir.
  3. Season with pepper and stir for a few minutes more to heat through it.
  4. Now add the beaten egg, give it another quick stir then add the grated cheese.
  5. Let it cook for a minute or two, mixing everything together.
  6. Sprinkle over the pepper flakes and the hot sauce.
  7. Serve while piping hot with the chopped parsley over the top.
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