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  • mink35
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    • 17th Sep 04, 12:21 AM
    Re: left over pasta??
    • #2
    • 17th Sep 04, 12:21 AM
    Mmmmmm....

    I always make extra pasta and add it cold to a salad for lunch. Think I might have to make extra extra now! ;D
    • Chris25
    • By Chris25 17th Sep 04, 10:13 AM
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    • #3
    • 17th Sep 04, 10:13 AM
    Re: left over pasta??
    • #3
    • 17th Sep 04, 10:13 AM
    .............always deliberately make extra for my daughter to have cold the next day mixed with tuna, mayo, orange pepper and sweetcorn.
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 17th Sep 04, 11:03 AM
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    • #4
    • 17th Sep 04, 11:03 AM
    Re: left over pasta??
    • #4
    • 17th Sep 04, 11:03 AM
    i always use extra for school next day too, except with, tuna mayo, ketchup, cheese and branston mixed in, but then i have weird kids. :-[
  • cathy
    • #5
    • 17th Sep 04, 1:18 PM
    Re: left over pasta??
    • #5
    • 17th Sep 04, 1:18 PM
    i always use extra for school next day too, except with, tuna mayo, ketchup, cheese and branston mixed in, but then i have weird kids. !:-[
    EEEEEEEEEEEEWWW




    hate branston pickle
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 17th Sep 04, 2:15 PM
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    • #6
    • 17th Sep 04, 2:15 PM
    Re: left over pasta??
    • #6
    • 17th Sep 04, 2:15 PM
    i love it, esp on a sandwich made with thick white bread and coleslaw (nothing else!).yummy. guess thats where kids get it from. off for lunch now to have baked potato, tinned salmon and branston. can't wait. ;D
    • Caterina
    • By Caterina 17th Sep 04, 2:36 PM
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    Caterina
    • #7
    • 17th Sep 04, 2:36 PM
    Re: left over pasta??
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    • 17th Sep 04, 2:36 PM
    The best of the best leftover pasta dish, imho, is

    FRITTATA DI MACCHERONI

    It can be done with any type of pasta and leftover spaghetti lends itself beautifully to this!

    Beat eggs with pasta (1 egg to a cupful of pasta appx.) and then fry in hot oil in a frying pan as if you were making an omelette. LEt it fry slowly and if you have a large cover for the pan use it, as it cooks the eggs more thoroughly.

    If it is difficult to turn, just put under a grill to finish cooking the top.

    Buon appetito!

    Caterina
  • cathy
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    • 17th Sep 04, 7:49 PM
    Re: left over pasta??
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    • 17th Sep 04, 7:49 PM
    ohhh that sounds fab

    Gratzi Caterina

    • jaybee
    • By jaybee 17th Sep 04, 9:10 PM
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    • #9
    • 17th Sep 04, 9:10 PM
    Re: left over pasta??
    • #9
    • 17th Sep 04, 9:10 PM
    You've done it ahian. I've already eaten . . . but now I'm hungry again
    • Caterina
    • By Caterina 18th Sep 04, 12:24 AM
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    Re: left over pasta??
    Yeh I have that effect on people when I start talking about food LOL

    It is never too late for pasta, mind you - Spaghetti a Mezzanotte is a tradition (midnight spaghetti) for when people come back from a party or outing:

    Spaghetti aglio & oglio

    Put olive oil in a pan, fry chopped garlic and chilli.Meanwhile cook spaghetti. Drain and dress with above and sprinkle with chopped parsley.

    Buon appetito hehehehehe I've done it again

    Caterina
  • cathy
    Re: left over pasta??
    cook an onion chopped with garlic and chilli powder add chopped bacon mushrooms and a tin of tomatoes

    cook spaghetti

    incorporate them all when the pasta is cooked with a 1/4 of cheese grated in

    mmmmmmm

    absolutely the best pasta dish ever

    • Anne_Marie
    • By Anne_Marie 18th Sep 04, 10:14 AM
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    Anne_Marie
    Re: left over pasta??
    I also make too much pasta, and tomato sauce, so tend to use them combined as pasta salad, add some veg like sweetcorn, chopped peppers, and much cheaper than buying from supermarket and deli.

    Leftover spaghetti, refresh in boiling water, drain combine with some pesto (home made), and toss with grated parmesan or cheddar, scrumptious!
    Another tip, when making pesto, make a large batch, and freeze in ice cube trays, lasts for ages, and a little goes a long way.
    Making myself hungry here, just thinking about it! ;D
    • Bogof_Babe
    • By Bogof_Babe 18th Sep 04, 7:15 PM
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    Re: left over pasta??
    Where can we find the recipe for home-made pesto please?
    • Caterina
    • By Caterina 18th Sep 04, 8:18 PM
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    Re: left over pasta??
    Here is one that seems ok

    http://www.recipe-ideas.co.uk/recipes-5/An%20Authentic%20Pesto.htm

    Caterina
    • Anne_Marie
    • By Anne_Marie 18th Sep 04, 8:39 PM
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    Anne_Marie
    Re: left over pasta??
    Pesto sauce - sorry never measure anything, I am a great one for making it up as I go along, so am estimating what I use.

    Good sized bunch of fresh basil (around a couple of those little herb pots you buy in supermarkets - but grown your own, its easy and cheaper).
    1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
    about 1 tblsp pine nuts
    olive oil approx 6-8 tblsp
    salt and pepper
    1 to 2oz freshly grated parmesan.

    Put all ingreds apart from parmesan into blender, blend until a smooth puree. Put into dish and then stir in grated parmesan.

    Toss with hot spaghetti, extra black pepper and extra parmesan if liked. It is soooooo good.
    • Caterina
    • By Caterina 18th Sep 04, 8:53 PM
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    Re: left over pasta??
    I'd just add that if you can use some pecorino cheese (hard sheep cheese) mixed with the parmesan it gives a more 'authentic' flavour!

    But parmesan alone also ok if you like a more delicate flavour.

    Caterina
    • Anne_Marie
    • By Anne_Marie 18th Sep 04, 9:37 PM
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    Re: left over pasta??
    Actually Caterina, that is what I use quite often, as I can buy blocks of that in shop I use regularily, but not parmesan, which is already grated, and like to grate my own, tastes better. Don't have any of either at the moment, and couldn't remember the name! However, still have plenty of frozen pesto! Thanks for the reminder.
    Also, absolutely nothing to do with money saving whatsoever - I like to drizzle a bit of truffle oil over too - it is heaven then! Drool, drool!
    • Caterina
    • By Caterina 19th Sep 04, 12:29 AM
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    Caterina
    Re: left over pasta??
    Blimey, Anne Marie, truffle oil indeed!

    What about making risotto with truffle shreds then

    Caterina
    • Anne_Marie
    • By Anne_Marie 23rd Sep 04, 5:47 AM
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    Re: left over pasta??
    Ah Caterina,
    Am afraid the truffle shreds are way beyond my purse strings! : Will just have to make do with the truffle oil, until the lottery comes up! ;D
    • Caterina
    • By Caterina 23rd Sep 04, 4:26 PM
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    Caterina
    Re: left over pasta??
    If you like block parmesan (real Parmigiano Reggiano) vacuum packed, at a reasonable price, LIDL are the place to go.

    They do parmesan blocks, priced by weight individually, at an equivalent price per Kg of appx. 10.

    It's a bargain! Even in Italy you would struggle to find it at that price - unless you choose to buy Grana Padano, which is ok but not really the same thing!

    Caterina
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