Simple Pangritata Pasta with Fried Eggs
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Recipe Type: Primi
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 2 servings
 
Sometimes called "poor man's parmesan", pangritata is a great way to use up stale bread. Enjoy the simple combo of lemon, parsley, garlic and caper flavors.
Ingredients
For the pangritata
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ cup fresh or stale coarse breadcrumbs (pule stale bread in food processor if making)
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
For the spaghetti
  • enough spaghetti for 2
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons chopped Italian parsley
  • 1 teaspoon small capers, drained (optional)
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Lemon juice to drizzle (optional)
Instructions
For the Pangritata
  1. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large fry pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the breadcrumbs and sauté until golden and crispy, about 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Add the chopped rosemary, quickly remove from heat and allow to cool.
  4. Mix in lemon juice and set aside
For the pasta
  1. Bring a large pot of well-salted water to a boil and cook pasta to al dente according to packet instructions.
  2. Wipe out the skillet from the pangritata, add 1 Tbsp olive oil and 1 Tbsp butter and melt together over medium heat.
  3. Add the garlic and immediately break the eggs into the skillet. If need be, lower the heat a bit. You want the garlic to cook without burning and the egg whites to set, but the yolks to remain runny ooey gooey.
  4. Drain the pasta well, reserving ½ cup (with a mug) of the cooking liquid. This is the best thing Jamie Oliver ever taught me.
  5. Add pasta back to the pot, pour over the eggs and all the fat from the skillet, add the parsley and capers and toss well, breaking up the eggs as you do. Add in some of the reserved cooking water to combine all the ingredients.
  6. Plate the pasta and eggs, season well with freshly ground black pepper, sea salt, sprinkle with the grated cheese and then top with the pangritata. Enjoy!
Notes
Capers are optional.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at https://honestcooking.com/simple-pangritata-pasta-fried-eggs/