Pasta with Fried Eggs and Parmesan

April 21, 2017
2 Ratings
Photo by Sarah 'n Spice
  • Serves 3
Author Notes

Pasta with Fried Eggs and Parmesan is a comforting dish that takes minutes to put together with just a few ingredients you probably already have on hand! —Sarah 'n Spice

What You'll Need
  • Salt for water
  • 1/2 pound angel hair pasta
  • 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 large cloves garlic, lightly smashed and peeled
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Parmesan for serving
  1. Bring a pot of salted water to the boil.
  2. Heat up 4 tablespoons of olive oil in a pan over medium-low heat. Add in garlic cloves and cook for about 5 minutes until lightly colored on each side. Smash them around a little while cooking. This is going to really flavor the oil without overpowering it. Remove garlic and add remaining 2 tablespoons of oil.
  3. Once the water is boiling, add in the pasta and cook to "Al Dente" according to package instructions.
  4. While our pasta is boiling away, add the eggs into our garlic infused oil, still over medium-low heat. Cook until the whites are set but the yolks are still runny. Turn off the heat.
  5. Drain the pasta and add to the pan. Toss the pasta with the eggs, breaking up the yolks. The eggs will finish cooking from the heat of the pasta.
  6. Add in ¼ cup parmesan and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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2 Reviews

Meg March 10, 2019
This was lifted word for word from Mark Bitman at the New York Times- originally published in 2008
nutcakes December 2, 2017
Well I sort of made this. I was in a hurry because the pasta was boiling already and I was starving. I made it for one. I didn't read to the end and I was wanting to try a fried egg on top so that how I made it. I also slivered the garlic so I could leave it in. Last mod is to add a tiny pinch of hot paper flakes. In the end, I had to break the egg in my bowl for one so I think the result is similar. I liked it.