Barilla® Fried Capellini with Red Onion, Tomatoes & Parmigiano Cheese

Surprisingly delicious, fried pasta paired with vegetables and chopped basil– you’ll fall in love with something new!

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Ingredients for 8 people       

  • 1 box Barilla® Capellini
  • 1/4 cup (63 mL) extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups (680 g) red onions, julienne
  • 3 cups (1020 g) fresh tomatoes, diced, peeled, seeded
  • 2 leaves fresh basil chopped
  • ½ cup (170 g) Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, grated and divided
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) butter
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  • BRING a large pot of water to a boil
  • HEAT olive oil in a large skillet

  • SAUTÉ onions over medium heat for about 10 minutes
  • ADD tomatoes, basil, and 1 cup (250 mL) of water and simmer

  • SEASON with salt and pepper to taste, then simmer 5-7 minutes
  • Set aside
  • COOK pasta according to package directions
  • Drain and toss with ½ the sauce (125 mL) and Parmigiano cheese
  • Adjust seasonings and allow pasta to cool

  • MELT butter in a non-stick pan

  • ADD Angel Hair and fry until bottom is golden brown and crispy
  • Invert onto plate or cutting board
  • Return pasta to pan to cook other side

  • Cook until golden brown and crispy on both sides
  • Invert onto serving platter
  • POUR reserved sauce over pasta cake and serve

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