Did you smile at the little 'chick' up there?? I hope so, it looks kinda cute nestled in its nest doesn't it? This was another fun lunch that I made for little one. I first saw it at Angie's blog. Angie, if you happen to stop by, thank you for the beautiful photos that captivated me and also the simple and doable recipe. I added a little 'chick' to fill the nest to make it less lonely maybe? :)
Making this was easy, all it took was 30 minutes minus cutting the beaks and crest for the chicks, but that was all for the fun of it. I intended for them to be little birds but little one said they look like chicks, so chicks they will be :)
"Here, meet my brothers and sisters! There are 7 of us altogether!"
"Oh, did i tell you there's another 2 of us who are soundly asleep in their cosy shells still? Hmm, maybe I should wake them up!"
Source : Angie's Recipe
Note : Variations in red
- 200 g Spaghetti
- 3 tbsp Parmesan, grated
- 2 tbsp Breadcrumbs
- 2 Large eggs
- 3 tbsp Whipping cream
- 1 Tomato, diced
- 50 g Prosciutto, diced (ham)
- 125 g Fresh Mozzarella cheese, diced
- 3 tbsp Chives, chopped (1 stalk of celery, diced)
- Salt and pepper
- Served with some tomato sauce
- Quails Eggs, Lettuce
- Cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until al dente, according to pack instructions. Drain pasta. Return to same pot and toss with grated Parmesan and breadcrumbs.
- Use a fork to stick into the spaghetti and bring up a heaping forkful. Turn and twist the pasta to form a nest. Repeat until you have 8 nests (or according to preferred nest size). Place them on a baking tray lined with paper. At the same time, preheat the oven to 200C/400F
- Stir together the eggs and cream until just blended. Season to taste. Add in diced tomatoes, ham, Mozzarella, and chopped chives (or any other greens). Divide the mixture and spoon them in the center of each nest. Bake the spaghetti nests on second rack from the bottom of the oven for 15-18 minutes (I baked mine for 12 minutes only, dependent on oven heat and I preferred it slightly wet).