Monday, January 31, 2011
Today's Lunch: Leftover noodles turn Cacio e Pepe (Cheese & Pepper)
After polishing off the last of this week's worth of soup, I took my leftover noodles and dropped them into a medium size bowl with 2 eggs, a splash of Mazzola heart healthy corn oil, several good twists of freshly ground black pepper and a palm full of freshly shredded parmesan cheese. I put my good ol' non stick pan onto the stove, added a tablespoon of oil and heated on high. I dropped the noodle mixture into the pan, flattened it out and left it there to sizzle. When the bottom side was golden brown I used a large spatula to flip the noodle pancake. Perfection. A few more minutes and I was good to go. I used a pizza knife, cut it into triangles and served along side my favorite dip. I had just picked up a fresh container of Mango salsa which was bright and bold with flavors. Making a beautiful combo of salty and sweet, the now Cacio e Pepe (which means cheese and pepper in Italian) noodle leftovers were a sheer delight.
Find these thin egg noodles at your local grocery store or on my favorite - Freshdirect.
Posted by Little Miss at 1:10 PM