Sunday, April 3, 2011

Spaghetti with Fried Egg and Bread Crumbs

I have been wanting to try this recipe for awhile now and I'm sorry I waited so long. One of my favorite tastes is runny egg yolk soaked up with toast, and if that makes you squirm, you don't want to read any further. This recipe cost about $2.50 TOTAL for my family of 5 with plenty of leftover garlic noodles. Bonus - everyone liked it (or at least a part of it :)!

Speghetti with Fried Eggs and Bread Crumbs
(adapted from America's Test Kitchen Cookbook)
3 slices of bread
6 Tablespoons evoo
2 Tablespoons butter
salt and pepper
4 garlic cloves. minced
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
1 pound speghetti
1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
1/4 cup fresh parsley, minced
7 eggs (adjust accordingly - the recipe says 4, one for each serving but I used two eggs for each adult and 1 for each child, and it fed us all with lots of leftover pasta)

 Preheat oven to 375. Pulse the bread in a food processor or blender to get course bread crumbs. Toss crumbs with 3 tablespoons evoo and season with salt and pepper. Spread crumbs over a baking sheets and put in the oven until golden brown - 8 to 10 minutes. You want them nice and crispy - browner the better. Set aside. Don't try them or you'll risk eating them all before dinner is ready.

In a small sauce pan combine 3 T evoo, butter, garlic, pepper flakes (if you are using), and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Warm over low heat about 8 to 10 minutes. You want to make the oil nice and flavorful.

Cook pasta according to the package directions and reserve 1/2 cup of the pasta water. Drain pasta, transfer back to pot, add reserved pasta water, 3/4 teaspoon salt, most of the parmason, and garlic evoo mixture. Toss pasta well. Cover to keep warm.

Fry your eggs (however you prefer, but the yolks must stay runny). I spritz evoo in my cast iron skillet on medium high heat. Cook on one side for about 2 minutes, flip and immediately turn off the burner. Some of you probably think it's unheard of to flip. Do it however you like but keep those yolks runny.

Plate the pasta, top with an egg, left over parmesan cheese, parsley, and lots of bread crumbs. Poke your yolk and use that for the sauce to mix this wonderful plate of goodness together.

I'm drooling. It's really easy and yummy. I had an egg over the leftover pasta for two breakfasts in a row and was sorry I didn't save any bread crumbs. They were delightful. I also put my pepper flakes on at the end because I was the only one who wanted some heat.

This post has also been linked to:

Mouthwatering Monday at Southern Fairytale

Tempt My Tummy Tuesday at Blessed with Grace

Tuesday at the Table at All the Small Stuff

Hearth and Soul at A Moderate Life

Recipe Swap at Prairie Story

Full Plate Thursday at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Let's break Bread together at Wit, Wok, and Wisdom


  1. Looks delicious! I tell my kids the yellow runny yolk is called "goodness". I tell them don't forget to eat the goodness that's on their plate and to sop it up with the toast.

  2. This is the second time in that past week that I've come across a recipe like this. It seems like an interesting combination. I'm thinking about trying it but I don't think the rest of my family will go for it :(
    Thanks for sharing. I'm stopping by from Tempt My Tummy.

  3. I LOVE runny egg yolk soaked up with toast, and this spaghetti dish sounds wonderful to me! It sounds like something my family would love too. Thank you for sharing this with The Hearth and Soul Blog Hop.

  4. Yumm Yummm!loved your idea of this amazing noodle recipe!I love eggs a lot and your recipe looks so amazing!

    Do drop by my space sometime - I have this event centered round bread at my space and this recipe of yours would be a great fit!Would love to see you there:)


  5. Ohhhhhh, this is so different! We have a linky party (different theme's each week) and next Monday, April 11th is "Edible Incredible Egg Recipes" and we would LOVEEEEEEEEE for you to link-up this unique recipe! We hope to see you there next Monday!

  6. Hi Sarah,
    My "Honey Bunny" just loves Spaghetti with Fried Egg and your recipe looks awesome. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!

  7. I have never heard of this before. The spaghetti sounds awesome, now I have got to wrap my brain around the idea of adding a fried egg to it. :) thanks for sharing this with the Hearth and Soul Hop.

    BTW, i am your latest follower.

  8. Just popping in from This weeks Cravings.... This looks so yummy, and I love eggs!!