Pasta frittata is a popular way to use up pasta leftovers in Italy.
But what does the word frittata mean? There is an Italian expression ‘hai fatto una frittata’ which means that you have done a mess (figuratively or literally).
The word frittata comes from the verb ‘friggere’ which means to fry. These days, some chefs use oven-cooking for a healthier version, however in Italy is always fried.
Pasta frittata or Italian omelette has become popular in many countries and can be found in many Italian recipe sites and nowadays in English language sites as well.
- 250g Nnova Rice Vermicelli Noodles
- 8 eggs
- 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 4 bacon rashers, finely chopped
- 1 or 2 tsp chilli flakes (optional)
- 1 handful fresh parsley chopped
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Cook the vermicelli according to the packet instructions. Drain it and allow it to cool.
- Fry the bacon until crispy.
- Add olive oil to a pan and fry the chopped garlic until soften and do not let it brown.
- Beat the eggs, adding salt, pepper, chilli flakes, bacon, parsley, garlic and mix well.
- Add this mixture to the cooked vermicelli noodles and mix well.
- Pour the mixture into a large non-stick frying pan and fry, turn the frittata to cook the other side. Both sides should be nicely browned and slightly crispy.
- Serve immediately cut into slices.