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.
For a long time, I couldn’t cook a simple pasta dish. I was hooked on trying to cram in as many veggies as possible into each meal. I was nutrient obsessed. One of the drawbacks with this is, that the more ingredients you add, the bigger the production gets as a result.
Life can get a bit hectic sometimes, so don’t forget to take a step back, and eat spaghetti with oil, garlic, lemon and a fried egg. That’s what I loved about this meal – it’s simplicity.
You may be asking yourself – what is this pangritata business? Pangritata, also known as ‘the poor man’s parmesan’ involves adding crispy fried breadcrumbs, flavoured with rosemary and garlic, to pasta.
I was first introduced to this concept whilst watching one of the many Jamie Oliver cooking shows where he coats a oozy cheesy pasta with pan fried bread crumbs. Genius.
The al dente pasta, parsley, garlicky fried egg, parmesan cheese and pangritata all come together in unison and make this dish a humble, fantastic dinner. It is also so easy (and cheap) that it would make a great meal to serve at for a dinner party with some sides.Print
Hi! I'm Bec, I live in Melbourne, Australia. I'm obsessed with breakfast foods. I love to cook for people I care about. I am business minded but have a creative heart. My blog, Dancing Through Sunday is about enjoying the little things in life, like a Sunday brunch.