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If you’ve ever wondered what to do with leftover spaghetti, this is the perfect recipe to make: with only a handful of ingredients, each wedge of spaghetti cake is pan-fried to crispy perfection.

If you don’t have leftover spaghetti on hand, it’s easy to make some on the fly: cook 4 ounces spaghetti in salted boiling water as the label directs, then drain and let cool before proceeding with this recipe!

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  • 3 c.

    leftover spaghetti

  • 2

    large eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 c.

    grated part-skim mozzarella

  • 1/4 c.

    chopped fresh parsley

  • Kosher salt

  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 tbsp.

    vegetable oil

  • Warm marinara sauce, for serving

Directions

    1. Step 1Combine the spaghetti, beaten eggs, mozzarella, parsley, and a pinch each of salt and pepper in a large bowl and toss to combine.
    2. Step 2Heat the vegetable oil in an 8″ skillet over medium heat. Add the spaghetti mixture and press down with a spatula. Cook, until browned, about 5 minutes per side, carefully flipping the whole spaghetti cake with a spatula.
    3. Step 3Slide spaghetti cake onto a cutting board, then cut into wedges with a chef’s knife. Serve with marinara sauce.

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