Pasta Lovers Recipe: Frittata di “Maccarunə Carrati”


Once upon a time, when the zero-waste attitude was an integral part of our living, there was “la frittata di maccheroni”.

There are no particular recipes for this one-dish meal, usually made out of pasta leftovers with its sauce, beaten eggs and, eventually “aggarbato” with cheese (usually the grated crust of aged-old pecorino).

Notes: Aggarbato comes from the Neapolitan verb aggarbare, it means to fix something, by improving it, to achieve the tastiest result possible with whatever you have available 😉

Here’s a supe easy recipe.

Frittata di “Maccarunə Carrati” with aged pecorino cheese

  • Pasta leftover: 300 g
  • Eggs: 4 (medium size)
  • Pecorino: 30 g
  • Oil 2 tbsp
  1. Mix the eggs with pecorino, fold in the pasta (eventually adding couple of spoon of its sauce).
  2. Heat the oil in a frying pan with high sides, pour the mix and fry it with a lead-on (at medium heat), for about 15 minutes per side.
  3. Check often and, mid way, very carefully turn the frittata upside down.
  4. Serve it warm, it’s easy to slice and can be eaten with hands, it’s so satisfying!

It can be done also in the oven: 30 minutes at 180 °C should do.

Frittata di spaghetti alla chitarra
Frittata di Maccarunə Carrati… Photo: Lonza65

About “Spaghetti alla chitarra” and… Buon Appetibilis!

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