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What To Do with Leftover Noodles? Fat Noodle Frittata Recipe

Do you remember the Spicy Fat Noodles with Snow Peas I blogged about in 2012? You don't? I thought you have all my posts memorized ;)
Last week I once again went to Chinatown Express with Cecilia, and once again I had quite a bit of fat noodles leftover after eating one of their soups. This times around I ended up making Fat Noodle Frittata with my leftovers.

Here's how this recipe came about:
1) I had the leftover fat noodles
2) I happened to have packets of Italian Herbs alouette spread because people were giving them out by my work
3) I had no desire grocery shopping this past Sunday and needed to make something for a late breakfast/early lunch with what I had in my refrigerator

Ta da!

Fat Noodle Frittata
Serves 4-6

1-2 teaspoons olive oil
3 cups fat noodles (or use whichever type of leftover pasta you have)
6 eggs
3 tablespoons milk
3 packets (about 3 tablespoons) Italian Herb alouette, at room temperature (you can also use cream cheese)
salt & pepper
a few pinches red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon chopped basil
3 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan

1. Preheat the oven to 400F.
2. In an oven safe skillet heat olive oil on medium heat, add noodles and saute for 5 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, whisk together eggs, milk, alouette cheese, salt & pepper, red pepper flakes and basil in a separate bowl.

4. Pour the egg mixture over the noodles and cook for 5 minutes without stirring.
5. Sprinkle the frittata with Parmesan and bake in the oven for 5-10 minutes.

6. Let the frittata sit for a few minutes before slicing and serving.

This recipe is not only great for weekend late breakfast or brunch, but it also keeps great as leftovers and is perfect to take to work for lunch. Eat it hot, at room temperature or cold.

For other "what to do with _______ leftovers?" check out these ideas:

What to do with leftover BAKED POTATOES
What to do with leftover PIE CRUST
What to do with leftover WHITE WINE
What to do with leftover RICE
What to do with leftover CHALLAH

PS Special thank you to my friend Lera for an early bday present: pretty tomato kitchen towels from Crate & Barrel!

2 comments: said...

Fat noodles are prob my number one guilty pleasure. Sauteed with soy sauce, veggies and topped with sesame oil is my favorite.

Amanda Carlson said...

I LOVE noodles in frittata!