If we combine fried eggs with potatoes, with rice, with ham or with bread, why not do it with pasta? Call it Italian-Spanish fusion cuisine, call it a dish that you make when you arrive from a party starving, but there is something that no one can deny spaghetti with a fried egg: they are an absolutely comforting food that tastes like few others.
That is why the time has come to claim this sacred union of two worlds, and to learn to practice it as God intended. The yolk of the egg, the chunks of white and the frying oil, whose flavor we enhance with garlic and chilli, produce an orgiastic sauce that we are not willing to give up. If you want to join the club, hit play on the video above.
for 1 person
- 100g of spaghetti
- 2 eggs
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 dried chilli
- 2 tablespoons grated cheese (parmesan, manchego or whatever)
- salt and black pepper
- ½ lemon and chopped parsley (optional)
- Heat plenty of salted water in a saucepan.
- While the water is heating, peel the garlic cloves and crush them with the side of a knife. Cut the chilli into large pieces.
- Heat three or four tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet over medium-low heat. When hot, add the garlic and chilli and cook over low heat until the garlic browns slightly.
- Put the pasta in the boiling water.
- Remove the garlic and chilli. Raise the heat to medium and fry the eggs in the same oil until the white is cooked but the yolk is still soft. Salt them, remove them to a plate and leave the pan over a very low heat.
- When the pasta is al dente (control the time with the minutes indicated by the manufacturer), reserve a cup of the cooking water and drain the spaghetti.
- Transfer them to the pan and add a splash of the cooking water, the grated cheese, salt and pepper (if you want to give a citrus touch, you can replace part of the cooking water with the juice of half a lemon, and add a little of its zest ).
- Stir well so that everything mixes and emulsifies.
- Remove the pan from the heat. Add one of the eggs and mix until the egg breaks into pieces. If the whole looks very doughy, add a little more of the pasta cooking water and stir again.
- Serve with the other egg on top, a little of the chopped fried garlic and chilli and freshly ground black pepper. You can also top it off with some chopped parsley if you like.
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