What do you do with boring, leftover spaghetti? Make it in to a pancake of course! Transforming pasta in to a crispy pancake is a great way to eat your leftovers in a new way. Eat it on its own or top it with protein!
What you’ll need:
- 1.5 – 2 cups plain, leftover spaghetti
- 1 egg
- 1 carrot, grated
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
- 1/4 cup neutral flavor oil (veggie, canola, etc)
- Salt and pepper
First things first, crack an egg in to a bowl and whisk it up. Then grate your carrot in to it. Add a little bit of salt and pepper. If you’re like me and are convinced nothing will happen to you, go ahead and try a little to see if your seasoning seems right. If you’re convinced you’ll get salmonella, don’t worry about trying it.
Now, time to get your hands dirty. Put your leftover pasta in the same bowl as the eggs and carrot and use your hands to make sure everything is coated properly. Then add in your cheese and mix it all up again.
After this you can decided how big you want your pancakes. I wanted fairly big ones so I just split the mixture in half ind formed them in to rounds (well.. kind of).
Over a medium heat, add the oil and wait for it to get hot. One awesome trick I learned is that if you stick the back of the wooden spoon in and it starts to bubble, your oil is hot enough. So, once it’s hot enough, add your pancakes. I wish I could tell you how long to cook it on each side, but it really depends on your stove and what your pancakes are looking like. Once mine looked nice and golden like this, I flipped them over.
I kept cooking until the other side was nice and golden and when I pressed gently on the top, it didn’t feel like the inside was super squishy.
Once you’re done, serve it up however you like! I topped mine wish fresh spinach and a shrimp and chicken cooked in a spicy soy dressing. The pancake was nice and crispy on the outside with a semi-soft inside. It was awesome even by itself. Hope you make it and enjoy!