Sunday, July 20, 2014

Weekend Menu #64: The elk-shaped organic Pasta-Algar

Those elk heads remind me of Sven in the "Frozen"!

I got this yummy from Sharon Das more than a week ago and I have been contemplating on what recipe to use for it. Finally I decided to bring out my flip pan for this simple pasta recipe from Munch Ministry.  I adjusted the ingredients to fit my taste and a healthier meal. Add 2 more ingredients to the original recipe, ie potato, and broccoli. Voila!  Here is my version of baked Pasta-Algar with cheese.

Pasta-Algar with egg mix using flip pan recipe (Serves 3-4)

15g melted butter
100g medium sized potato, cut into small cubes (approx. 2 × 2 ×2 cm)
65g  button mushrooms, halved
200g broccoli, cut and use florets only
65g bacon, sliced (Original recipe called for ham but I am not into hams)
3 eggs
1/2 cup full cream milk
100g Pasta-Algar, cooked
15g grated Cheddar (original recipe called for Parmesan but I couldn't find it)

1. In a pot of boiled water, add in the pasta and let it cook till soft or for about 10 minutes. Drain and set aside.

2. Melt butter in a pan. Add in button mushrooms and broccoli and saute for 2 - 3 minutes.  Add in bacon and cook for a minute.

3. Whisk in eggs, milk, salt and pepper to taste in a mixing bowl.  Stir in the pasta, potato, mushroom, broccoli and bacon.
before cooking

4. Heat up the flip pan. Add in the pasta mixture into the flip pan, sprinkle parmesan all over the mixture.  Close and lock the lid.

5. Bake for 10-15 minutes on low heat. Constantly move the pan side to side to prevent charred on bottom.

6. After 10-15 minutes, open up the lid and check whether the pasta has cooked.  If so, then close the lid and flip over the pan and cook for 5 - 10 minutes.

7. Flip back, off the heat and let it set. Dish out to serve.

after cooking and let it sit for a minute

A mouthful of yummylicious bake pasta

If this sound hard, try this simple recipe instead. Just 3 ingredients needed.

Pasta-Algar in alfredo sauce (Serves 1)

Alfredo sauce (4 tbsp), 2 slices of bacons (sliced), Pasta-Algar and olive oil.

1. Heat up 2 tbsp olive oil in pan. Stir fry bacon slices for a minute. Dish out.
2. Cook pasta in boiled water. Add pinch of salt. Cook pasta for about 10 minutes. Drain and place on serving plate.
3. In saucepan, heat up the alfredo sauce for a minute. Keep stirring to avoid burn.
4. Pour sauce on top of basta and bacon. Serve hot!


Somewhere in Singapore said...

Although i had taken my dinner, your dishes makes me hungry, hehe...

Shirley Tay said...

Lovely outcome! I use the same brand of Alfredo sauce at times too when I'm feeling lazy :)

ChrisAu said...

Great effort though I prefer olive oil type of pasta.

Azura Chan said...

Always love pasta especially with the white gravy. Enjoy your meal! ;)

Princess Ribbon said...

Second recipe is more simple but more gravy.. First one is morw cheesy and rich.. I love both..

suituapui said...

Yum! Yum! You did not send some over to my house leh? :(

Sharon D said...

It reminds me of Sven You've done an amazing job with the pasta, Rose ❤

Yee Ling said...

Oh goshhh...this gonna be my dinner tonight.hhahah

mun said...

It looks so delicious! Your children must love eating this dish.