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fritatta scramble

a recipe by
Tam D
The Dalles, OR

This is one of the best recipes I never thought I'd love. When my children were small, we couldn't afford to waste anything. So I had to find something to do with leftover spaghetti noodles, that didn't involve tomato sauce. This is the recipe I tried, and to my surprise, loved it! The kids ate it up, too. That's a big win. It's so simple, and so tasty, you'll wonder (as I did) why you never thought of it before. It's weirdly wonderful :)

serves 4
prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For fritatta scramble

  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1
    onion, chopped
  • 2 c
    leftover spaghetti noodles*
  • 3-4
    eggs, beaten
  • 1/3 c
    milk, cream, or evaporated milk
  • salt and pepper

How To Make fritatta scramble

  • 1
    Chop onion. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • 2
    Cook onion in the melted butter until soft and golden.
  • 3
    Stir fry the noodles a minute or two with the onion. Add salt and pepper.
  • 4
    In a bowl, beat the eggs, and blend in the milk.
  • 5
    Pour the egg mixture into the skillet. Cook briefly, then scramble, until eggs are set.
  • 6
    NOTE: This is a great way to use up any leftover pasta -- spaghetti, egg noodles, any kind of rice noodle... And you can stir in anything you like: mushrooms, peppers.. It's a very flexible recipe, but I think simple is best!
  • 7
    *This recipe is easily made gluten free, by using leftover GF spaghetti. (I only use Tinkyada brand.)