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Thursday, October 20, 2011

She Makes Lunch: Spaghetti Pancake

We often boil more spaghetti noodles than we can eat for dinner just so we have leftovers -- my two girls love Spaghetti Pancake for lunch the next day!

You'll need:
  • leftover cooked spaghetti noodles (amounts will vary, at least a few cups)
  • grated parmesan cheese (about 1/4 c. -- you want to put more in there than you think)
  • dried herbs: 1/2 tsp oregano, 1/2 tsp basil
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 egg
Dump all of the above into a bowl.

Stir everything up real well with a fork.  Heat a bit of olive oil on a skillet and spoon the noodle mixture onto the skillet, flatten the whole mess out into a "pancake".

Cook for several minutes on medium-high heat until browned and crispy.  Divide the pancake into 4 equal pieces with a spatula and then flip each section.

Let the other side cook until crispy and browned... and serve.

Add some fresh fruit or veggies and you have an easy and tasty lunch that your older child can prepare on her own!

What's your favorite way to creatively use-up-leftovers?