Get Your Jelly On – Day 4: Spaghetti Fritter
4th day of the Royal Selangor – Get Your Jelly On – 30-day Challenge! It is another day to see how to make use of the Royal Selangor Pewter Jelly Mould. In my previous post, I was hoping not to dream about jelly mould. Well, I didn’t but I had difficulty to sleep last night as my brain didn’t want to give up and was trying to think of other ideas to use the jelly mould.
As my brain was making all the thinking process, at the same time, I heard a voice inside me, asking me to get out of the bed and write those ideas down, if not, I won’t remember any of them the next morning. So, I did! I know this is rather ridiculous! haha!
Today, I decided to use the jelly mould to make a rather delicious and easy snack. If you have some leftover spaghetti and didn’t know what to do, you can make spaghetti fritter! This recipe doesn’t require a lot of effort. Normally, you can just cut the cooked spaghetti into about 7-8cm in length, dip them in a batter, pan fry util golden brown and crispy, then season with salt and pepper.
For this challenge, I have to change the method to fit the requirement of using jelly mould. It works out brilliantly and looks like a mini roti tissue! 😉
Get Your Jelly On – Day 4: Spaghetti Fritter
For the Get Your Jelly On – Day 4: Spaghetti Fritter:
100g spaghetti, cooked as per packet’s instruction
1 egg, beaten
a handful of parmesan cheese
some mixed herbs (optional)
salt and pepper
tomato powder, to sprinkle
1. Once the spaghetti is cooked, set aside and let cool. Meanwhile, wrap a layer of grease proof paper around the jelly mould. Dip a pastry brush with olive oil, lightly brush all over the paper.
2. Take a spaghetti, start from the top, run it around the mould. Continue with the rest of the spaghetti until the grease proof paper is no longer seen and covered with spaghetti.
3. In a bowl, mix the egg with parmesan, mixed herbs (if using) and season with salt and pepper. Dip the pastry brush in the mixture and generously brush all over the spaghetti.
4. Meanwhile, in a pan over medium heat, add the olive oil. When it is hot enough, carefully sear all the surfaces of the spaghetti, each section for a few seconds so that the egg mixture will start to hold everything together.
5. Then, carefully remove the grease proof paper from the mould, continue to cook the spaghetti until brown and crispy. You can use a kitchen tong to help handling the spaghetti so that it doesn’t loose its shape.
6. Once cooked, quickly place the spaghetti which is still on the grease proof paper onto the jelly mould. Lightly press against the mould to take its shape as much as possible. Leave it to cool, then gently remove the spaghetti pyramid from the jelly mould. Sprinkle some tomato powder before serving, if liked.
I love this one! That is the kind of dish I enjoy and like making.
Thank you, Rosa! It’s a great snack.. ehhe.
Ohhh you are part of this challenge too! I’ve been away for one week and I completely missed it. I just caught up with your old post. What a amazing work you’ve been doing. I’ll enjoy checking your creations! What a beautiful spaghetti fritter – super creative!!!
Yes, I took on this challenge which will last for the whole October! Just hope everything will go well and no major hiccups.
Thanks for your comment. 🙂
I am loving this, Leemei. That is so awesome! As you know, I love everything deep-fried. It is a disease I am not looking forward to cure.
Thank you, Jun. I love fried stuff once in a while too, heheeh.
What a creative idea! Don’t think I’ve ever had spaghetti fritters before but it sounds delicious!
Very clever, Lee Mei! Kinda like a futuristic spaghetti alla pomodro. 😉 Brilliant.
Thank you, Ju. I just had to think of different ways to use the mould and this came to my mind.. hehe 😉
Brilliant idea Leemei!! Never thought of tha. I am having problem sleeping thinking about this challenge. I will be thinking of what I can do with it rather than sleeping ha ha..actually most of the ideas came that way 🙂
Yeah, I haven’t been sleeping well! So tired.. hahah.. And you are right, usually the ideas just come when we are the most relaxed!
This is a brilliant idea although we will be hard pressed to find left over pasta as it is always finished in our household!
Can cook more pasta next time! 😉
what an idea leemei, very smart of you 😉 this is perfect
I am seeing this challenge everywhere .. this spaghetti one is totally rocking!
Thanks for dropping by and your kind words! 😉
neat superb idea 😀
Thank you, dear!
Hello dear..Im checking out who is the participant of the Royal Selangor contest and I found your link..I was excited to know and find out what will the contestant do with the mould..wallah…not only you guys are so creative!! but your recipes also look delicious!!! Keep up the good work and GOOD LUCK!
Thank you for dropping by and your comment! 🙂
Wow! What a clever and creative way to use the mould. This looks like a lot of fun to cook up and eat!
Thank you! It was really fun to make..
At the first glance, I thought it was roti tissue too! 😀 …I recently pan-fried some leftover pasta to slight crispiness and know that this spaghetti fritter is definitely worth the work.
Yeah, it looks like roti tissue, isn’t it? I love this snack too!
I love all your creations especially this one!
Thank you, Ellie!
I am loving all the creations but so far, this takes the number one position. It’s such a creative and unique process using spaghetti 🙂
Thanks Kiran! I am glad you like this best!
This looks really interesting – maybe you can make it for me sometime? 🙂