Cooking with Klaus – Ham Pasta!

What do we need?

100 grams of pasta, one egg and one slice of cooked ham per person. Salt and ground white pepper to season, and margarine.

Preparation:

First bring salted water to the boil and cook the pasta. About one teaspoon of salt per one liter of water.
Don’t boil them too long – they should still be “al dente” (Italian for “to the tooth.” It describes pasta that is cooked to be fi rm to the bite).

When done, strain the pasta and put them under cold water to stop the cooking process.

Then dice the ham and scramble the eggs. Add salt and white pepper to the eggs to your taste.

Heat up a nonstick frying pan, add some margarine, then put the diced ham in it. Reduce the heat and let it simmer until the ham gets a slightly brown color. Add the pasta. Season the mix again with a little bit of salt and ground white pepper. Th en pour the scrambled eggs over the pasta and stir everything until the eggs are softly done. And that’s it!

If you like it, you can serve salad with the pasta. If you want your meal to be more juicy and fruity, you can use a tomato sauce instead of eggs and even add some fresh tomatoes.

How to easily prepare your own tomato sauce:

You need red onions, olive oil (one tablespoon per person), tomato paste, a can of diced tomatoes, red wine, salt and ground white pepper.

Heat up olive oil in a pot, add fi ne diced red onions. Roast them on low heat. Next, add tomato paste to it and let it simmer on low heat. Deglaze the mix with red wine and let it reduce. At last you add the diced tomatoes,
then season everything with salt and ground white pepper. If you prefer it a little spicy, you can also add some chili. Let the mix cook for about half an hour, then it’s done.

I hope you will join me again next time!

Enjoy your meal!

If you are interested in setting up a cooking class with Klaus, he can be found on facebook at www.facebook.com/CookingWithKlaus or via email at CookingwithKlaus@web.de.

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