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My Italian Mother in Law loved to make this with leftover spaghetti. She didn’t have the wonderful tools that cooks have today, such as a frittata pan, so she had to flip the giant pasta omelet with spatulas and thus a bit of a mess ensued. But the end result was delicious. That is, we only knew that it was delicious if we got there for a piece before she ate the whole thing herself!
I do recommend that you get a frittata pan, and it can be used in multiple ways, not just for this recipe. It has special handles that allow you to invert and hook a pan above the other, then flip the omelet or frittata without losing a step.
- Approx. 8 oz spaghetti (a little more or a little less is OK)
- 6 large eggs
- Approx 2/3 cup grated parmesan cheese (She always used Kraft!)
- 1 T black pepper (or to taste)
- 2 tsp salt (or to taste)
- 4 T Vegetable Oil
- Beat the eggs until frothy in a medium/large bowl.
- Add the parmesan cheese, salt and pepper and beat again.
- Add the spaghetti and allow to sit for 30 minutes or more.
- Pour 3 T oil in the bottom of a frittata pan and add the spaghetti/egg mixture. Heat on medium/low heat for approximately 10 – 12 minutes. Shake the pan a bit every now and then.
- When the bottom of the omelet seems set, lightly coat the top half of the frittata pan with the remaining Tablespoon of oil, heat slightly and place it over the bottom pan. Flip the omelet and continue to cook on the other side, again on medium/low heat.
- Continue to cook the omelet, flipping again if necessary, until both sides are nicely browned and the middle is cooked through.
- Cool slightly, cut into slices like a pie, and enjoy! It can be eaten warm or cold. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.
I tried using premium brands of parmesan cheese without good result. Good old grated parmesan is the best. I’ve also tried using fresh pasta, again without good result. This is just a plain old good rustic recipe.
Please note that I am a part of the Amazon Affiliates program, and as such have included a link to the frittata pans available through Amazon.com. I own the Cuisinart, however any similar frittata pan will work and will be quite helpful for any frittata you may make.
- Prep Time: 15 mins
- Cook Time: 20 mins
- Category: Appetizer, Breakfast
- Method: stovetop
- Cuisine: Italian
Keywords: appetizer, spaghetti, pie, eggs, rustic italian
I’ve always loved cooking, and spent many years working on the food & beverage side of the hospitality industry, which served to increase my interest in food, wine and entertaining.