Now that students are getting back to university after the Christmas holidays I thought I better get back on with my student meal plans. So here is a recipe I posted some time ago that some members of my family have been a bit skeptical about, however once they tried it they were hooked. Spaghetti with fried eggs, it is a cheap, quick meal packet with protein and carbohydrate.
I came about this meal after I have been on holiday in Norfolk and I had no meal plans to fall back on. Instead, I looked in the fridge and my store cupboard and found two useful ingredients – spaghetti and eggs. Well, necessity is the mother of invention, because after a quick search on google I found a recipe for spaghetti and fried eggs, at first I thought this was a crazy idea! However, I needed to put lunch on the table and eggs are really healthy for you – read about that here. It was delicious! My little boy loved it, whereas he normally shies away from eating egg, served like this he ate it all.
Here’s the recipe:
- 150g spaghetti
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
- 2 large eggs
- Large handful of chopped parsley
- Ground black pepper
- Freshly grated Parmesan (optional)
- Cook the pasta as per instructions on the packet, meanwhile prepare the sauce.
- Heat the oil and garlic in a large frying pan for approx 2 mins.
- Crack the eggs into the frying pan and cook until the whites are set but the yolks are still runny.
- Pour cooked and drained spaghetti into the frying pan, mix well and break up the egg white as you stir.
- Mix in chopped parsley and black pepper.
- Serve with some freshly grated Parmesan.
You could serve this with a tomato and rocket salad if you want to add some vegetables to this meal.
Original recipe from the New York Times.