This is a vegetarian snack thats full of goodness and delicious too! I made it from left over pasta in white sauce that was lying in my fridge for 2 days! I always land up making too much of pasta and wonder what to do with the left overs. Yes ofcourse it can be heated and eaten again but if one can make something out of it then why not? So next time you have left over pasta in white/cheese sauce just make this snack out of it.
2 cups of left over pasta in white/cheese sauce which has been refrigerated for at least 2 days.
1/2 cup of very finely chopped spinach, i used my magical scissors to chop it fine
a good pinch of ground black pepper
a little oil for pan frying
Make sure the left over pasta is at least 2 days old and kept in the fridge. It should be dry and not with a lot of sauce. Put the pasta into the food processor to mince it. I used my magic bullet and put it in bit by bit. Put the minced pasta in a bowl and season with ground black pepper. You can also add paprika, oregano, etc. I did not add . Add the finely chopped spinach to this mixture and mix very well with your hands. Make sure that the spinach has been washed and dried well first to avoid extra moisture. I use a prewashed spinach available in Mercadona which works perfectly for this recipe. Leave the mixture to cool in the fridge for an hour. With lightly oiled hands make small balls of the mixture after checking the seasoning. Flatten the balls a bit. Heat oil in a non stick frying pan and pan fry these spinach pasta bites till browned on both sides.
Serve with a green chutney or ketchup.
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If the pasta is not dry enough, you will need to add a binder to this. I would suggest you add some breadcrumbs to this. Ofcourse breadcrumbs change the texture and flavour of the dish. I would suggest if you want to make this, what you can do is first made the pasta in white sauce (for the recipe CLICK HERE ) , make extra and then after 2 days make this.
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