Ham, tomato and pasta scramble

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Ham, tomato and pasta scramble
Ham, tomato and pasta scramble
Servings:Serves 4
Calories per serving:403
Ready in:20 minutes
Prep. time:5 minutes
Cook time:15 minutes
Difficulty:Easy
Recipe author:Chef
First published:6th May 2014
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A quick and easy recipe that is idea for students or anyone who is short on time and cooking equipment.


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Ingredients

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Method

  1. Boil a kettle full of water for your pasta
  2. Add the olive oil to a frying pan and give it a good twist of black pepper
  3. Gently fry the onions for 4 minutes, stirring now and then
  4. Add the garlic and fry for another few minutes, don't let it burn
  5. Add the ham and 'stir-fry' it for a minute so it can absorb the flavour of the garlic and onions
  6. Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti for 8 to 10 minutes in lightly salted boiling water
  7. Drain and return to the pasta saucepan
  8. Pour the sauce over the cooked pasta and mix really well

Serving suggestions

Serve with the grated mozzarella sprinkled on top.

A few fresh tomatoes dotted about look and taste nice and could be part of your 5 a day.

Variations

Use any herbs of your choice, as a general rule you can usually use double the amount of fresh herbs compared to dried herbs.

Spoil yourself, add a little grated parmesan cheese as well

Chef's notes

Cheat on the chopped tomatoes, use normal canned tomatoes and while they are still in the can, use a sharp knife to chop them up.

Make your own pasta from scratch

A 2 minute step-by-step video showing how to make pasta dough from 2 eggs, 100g of flour and a food mixer.

The normal (non-Youtube) recipe for home-made pasta is here if you prefer.

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