Pasta frittata

Serves 4
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This is a great way to use up pasta leftovers, although I did try it on my daughters Ellie and Lydia once and they asked my why I was serving last night's dinner in an omelette, so make sure you don't serve both to the same people! You can tart it up a bit by adding, say, shredded wild garlic or herbs.

2-3 eggs per person
Olive oil for frying
Pasta leftovers such as pasta in tomato sauce, carbonara, etc
A couple of tablespoons of freshly grated Parmesan

Beat your eggs and chop up the pasta, then mix with the eggs. Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan and stir in the pasta mixture. Continue stirring over a medium heat until the mixture starts to set. Leave over the heat for a minute or so, then invert the pan on to a plate and slide the frittata back into the pan so you can brown the uncooked side. Cook on a medium heat for a minute, then slide on to a serving plate. To serve, cut into slices and accompany with a fresh green salad.

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