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Chilli Pasta with a Fried Egg

This Chilli Pasta dish is so simple, but it ticks every box. Everyone knows that chilli and garlic oil taste great on pasta. Add a bit of parmesan and you have a meal. But add a softly fried egg and you take it to the next level. The yolk mixes with the oil and gives the pasta an added sauciness. So good and so simple.
This Chilli Pasta dish is so simple, but it ticks every box. Everyone knows that chilli and garlic oil taste great on pasta. Add a bit of parmesan and you have a meal. But add a softly fried egg and you take it to the next level. The yolk mixes with the oil and gives the pasta an added sauciness. So good and so simple.

This Chilli Pasta with a fried egg was first published in March 2016

This Chilli Pasta dish is so simple, but it ticks every box. Everyone knows that chilli and garlic oil taste great on pasta. Add a bit of parmesan and you have a meal. But add a softly fried egg and you take it to the next level. The yolk mixes with the oil and gives the pasta an added sauciness. So good and so simple.

I was sat chatting to my friend Eve a couple of weeks ago and she asked what I was having for dinner. When I told her that Stew was out for the evening so I was going to make myself some chilli pasta with a fried egg, she looked at me and said “really?”

I started listing the virtues of this amazing dish.

  • It is PASTA!!!
  • It is quick and easy
  • It uses store cupboard ingredients
  • It tastes delicious
  • I can eat it easily whilst watching Netflix
  • It makes the house smell like an Italian village
  • It is PASTA!!! (I said that already but I love pasta!!)

She agreed but said “It is just funny as I associate that as a breakfast dish. I used to eat it in my student days when I had no money”

Which made me almost spill my coffee as Eve is the first person I have ever met, who like me, thinks pasta is the perfect food for breakfast. And what is more this dish was, for quite some time, my weekend breakfast dish of choice. As mad as it sounds this is true!!! I would cook this for Saturday breakfast, and then enjoy it sat in bed, watching the cookshow ‘Saturday Kitchen’. This was pre-children, pre-responsibilities and when Saturdays were for sleeping-in!!!!

This Chilli Pasta dish is so simple, but it ticks every box. Everyone knows that chilli and garlic oil taste great on pasta. Add a bit of parmesan and you have a meal. But add a softly fried egg and you take it to the next level. The yolk mixes with the oil and gives the pasta an added sauciness. So good and so simple.

Seriously just look at this dish, who wouldn’t want it for brekkie!!! And it makes sense really….sort of….. pasta is just a carb like bread! So really it is a bit like eggs on toast 😉

Also it is one of the best hangover cures!!!!!! The chilli content is pretty high, so it makes you sweat, the pasta fills your stomach taking away that ache and everyone knows that eggs are just the best when it comes to a night of excess!!! A big bowl of this, a coffee, a long shower and the world starts to feel right again. It is like Berocca in Italian form 😉

This Chilli Pasta dish is so simple, but it ticks every box. Everyone knows that chilli and garlic oil taste great on pasta. Add a bit of parmesan and you have a meal. But add a softly fried egg and you take it to the next level. The yolk mixes with the oil and gives the pasta an added sauciness. So good and so simple.

The days of hangovers and 11am brunches are over, these days Saturday mornings are usually filled with crazy kids and 7am pancakes! Which is all good, as hangover suck! And the smiles I get when I make pancakes most definitely don’t suck!

But the pasta remains delicious and a great way to spend a Friday night, home alone with a glass of wine and ‘Salmon Fishing in Yemon’ on Netflix.

Life is good 🙂


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This Chilli Pasta dish is so simple, but it ticks every box. Everyone knows that chilli and garlic oil taste great on pasta. Add a bit of parmesan and you have a meal. But add a softly fried egg and you take it to the next level. The yolk mixes with the oil and gives the pasta an added sauciness. So good and so simple.
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Chilli Pasta with a Fried Egg
This Chilli Pasta dish is so simple, but it ticks every box. Everyone knows that chilli and garlic oil taste great on pasta. Add a bit of parmesan and you have a meal. But add a softly fried egg and you take it to the next level. The yolk mixes with the oil and gives the pasta an added sauciness. So good and so simple.
Servings: 1
Author: Claire | Sprinkles and Sprouts
Ingredients
  • 2 small garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of dried chilli flakes (I love this super spicy)
  • 125 g (4.5 oz) pappardelle/or linguine
  • 1 tbsp olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • parsley (for garnish)
Instructions
  1. Peel and finely chop the garlic and place it in a small frying pan with the EVOO and the chilli flakes.
  2. Turn the heat on low and let the oil slowly warm up. Once you hear the slightest sizzle turn off the heat and pour the oil into your serving bowl.
  3. Bring a large pan of water to the boil, salt it super generously and then add the the pasta, cook according to the directions on the package.
  4. Whilst the pasta is cooking add the extra oil to the frying pan and fry the egg until cooked to your liking (I strongly suggest you keep the yolk runny)
  5. Strain the pasta and place into the serving dish.
  6. Mix together until the pasta is well coated in the oil.
  7. Slide the egg onto the pasta and garnish with parsley.

 

This Chilli Pasta dish is so simple, but it ticks every box. Everyone knows that chilli and garlic oil taste great on pasta. Add a bit of parmesan and you have a meal. But add a softly fried egg and you take it to the next level. The yolk mixes with the oil and gives the pasta an added sauciness. So good and so simple. This Chilli Pasta dish is so simple, but it ticks every box. Everyone knows that chilli and garlic oil taste great on pasta. Add a bit of parmesan and you have a meal. But add a softly fried egg and you take it to the next level. The yolk mixes with the oil and gives the pasta an added sauciness. So good and so simple.

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    • ann
    • April 8, 2016
    Reply

    I don’t often comment on blogs BUT I had to make comment about this chilli pasta….I have just consumed or inhaled same and it has got to be the best thing I have put in my mouth for a while. Brilliant! My biggest problem now is to limit myself to maybe once a week, I’ll see. Thank you.

    1. Reply

      Firstly thank you so much for commenting, I feel very honoured 😀

      And I love that you ‘inhaled’ this dish, as that is how I always feel about pasta dishes. So happy you loved it! 🙂

  5. Not only do you get an “A” for the recipe with the PASTA and EGG but you included a glass a wine with the meal. Ergo — it is a celebration!!!!!!! Great recipe.

    1. Reply

      Thank you Marisa.

      That made me smile as I think food should always be a celebration 🙂

  6. Reply

    Oh I would love to be eating this right now! I had an early start and skipped breakfast ? now I’m famished!
    Thanks for sharing
    Julie
    Gourmet Getaways

    1. Reply

      Oh no!!! Skipping food isn’t fun 🙁
      Neither is an early start on a Sunday!

      Hope you get a nice big lunch 🙂

    • Dorothy Dunton
    • March 5, 2016
    Reply

    Hi Claire! This is Heaven on a plate! And even though I haven’t had a hangover is many years, this would surely do the trick! I love topping pasta and rice dishes with a runny egg, so comforting! And perfect for your Friday “alone” time! 🙂

    1. Reply

      Hangovers are something I avoid too! Small children and a throbbing headache do not mix well!

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