De Ma Cuisine



January 2013



Fried Egg Pasta

Written by , Posted in Beef, Cheese, Dinner, Eggs, Lunch, Main Dishes, Meat, Pasta, Vegetables

Fried Egg Pasta

Recipe Type: Main, Dinner, Pasta, Easy
Author: Rachel Oberg – De Ma Cuisine
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Serves: 3-4
Simple and delicious with a fried egg on top.
  • 1/2 pkg rotini rice pasta or whole wheat pasta
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2-3 carrots, grated
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 T balsamic vinegar
  • 2 T tomato paste
  • 1 t salt
  • 1/4 t pepper
  • 1/4 to 1/2 t smoked paprika
  • 2 C pasta water
  • 1/4 to 1/2 C cooked ground beef (I used leftovers)
  • 1-2 C spinach (I used some that I’d frozen from fresh)
  • 1 egg/serving
  • parmesan cheese, grated, for topping
  1. Heat salted water for pasta.
  2. In another pan, heat pan (if you’re using raw meat, cook it now, when it’s almost finished cooking, drain beef, add oil and go to onion step), then add oil. When oil is hot, add onion, carrot, and 1/2 t salt; cook 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garlic and cook 1 minute. Add balsamic vinegar, stir in, and cook 1 minute.
  3. Add tomato paste, stir in and cook 1 minute. Add paprika, pepper, 1/2 t salt, beef, and pasta water. Cook 5 minutes. Add spinach and cook 1-2 minutes.
  4. Cook pasta until al dente. Drain and add sauce to pasta. Stir. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. Cover and keep warm.
  5. In sauce pan, or a new pan, add a little more oil. Add eggs to pan and cook, covered, over low heat. Flip, turn heat off, and let them continue to cook until yolks are to desired doneness (I like mine “over medium” – whites set, yolks slightly runny).
  6. Serve pasta topped with parmesan cheese and an egg.

Caesar Salad or Garlic Bread would go great with this dish!


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