Carne Pasta: Recycling Breakfast Fare

Though it is always best to use the freshest ingredients when cooking, there is always the choice of giving left-overs a new twist when they are recooked. When I got home today in the early afternoon, I saw in the refrigerator that there were still left-over meats from breakfast, namely some strips of bacon and some ham. Since I was craving some pasta, I decided to whip up merienda for my sister and I.

The Ingredients

3 cut ham slices
7 strips of bacon
200 g of linguine pasta
1 tbsp of all purpose cream
1 chili/siling labuyo
1 tbsp of butter
1 whole onion
1/2 carrot, sliced
4 cloves of garlic
2 tbsp of Parmesan cheese
3 tbsp Olive Oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Slice the ham into strips and the bacon strips into finer shreds. Then, saute these in olive oil and add some butter. Let the meat sweat for a while then add onions and garlic. Once the onions became translucent, add in the chili and the carrot slices. Then, add the cream, salt, pepper and the pasta. Make sure to toss the pasta well. Add Parmesan cheese and some toasted garlic.

Garlic, Butter, Onion and Olive Oil: the kitchen smelled heavenlu

Let all the flavors combine and fuse with each other in medium heat

Inside the pot

Voila! Merienda doesn’t have to be boring and unhealthy!


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