Froġa tal- għaġin - Spaghetti Omelette

By Ms.Gourmet on July 2, 2009 8:36 AM
I remember coming home from kindergarten as a five year old girl and having my nanna make spaghetti omelette for my cousin Joanne and I for lunch. While the rest of our kindergarten friends where having cheese and apple and vegemite sandwiches for lunch Joanne and I would be stuffing our faces on Froġa tal- għaġin. Mum used to make spaghetti omelette for us too, but there was something special about having it at my nanna's house with my favourite cousin.

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I now make Froġa tal- għaġin for Hoover and Fussy and I think they love it just as much as I do. I make it often for Fussy as it's one of the ways I can sneak eggs into him. Every now and then he asks 'what's in it'  and I casually reply 'oh just spaghetti and cheese'. He is yet to learn that eggs are necessary to bind things together, and I am more than happy to keep 'eggs' out of his spaghetti omelette.

As I continue to explore both the people and food of Malta, I see a reoccurring theme emerge - the ability to work with whatever is at hand and an inability to waste when it comes to food. This spaghetti omelette is yet another example of Maltese ingenuity at its best. Hence, most people would toss left over, unused cooked spaghetti in the bin, but not the Maltese. In true Maltese fashion unsuspecting left over spaghetti is transformed into something both delightful and delicious.

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Froġa tal- għaġin - Spaghetti Omelette

Ingredients

200g organic spaghetti, cooked
2-3 organic eggs, beaten
½ cup grana padano
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
1tsp ground cumin
Olive oil

Optional Ingredients

Flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
Anchovies, finely chopped,
Dried chilli flakes

Method

1. In a bowl mix the cooked spaghetti, eggs, cheese, cumin and salt and pepper until well combined.
2. Put a little olive oil in a large pan and heat. Spread the spaghetti mixture evenly over the base of the pan and cook until it is golden and crisp on both sides. Serve immediately.

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