How to Make a German "Nudelpfanne"
Germans have a great way to use up small amounts of leftover noodles & meat--Nudelpfanne! Literally: noodle-pan.
While it's probably most convenient to make Nudelpfanne with leftovers (Essensreste), you might be in the mood to just make a Nudelpfanne. It's simple, delicious, and you can make it the same or different every time.
Here's the step-by-step process:
|gekochte Nudeln||Noodles (cooked)|
|gekochtes Fleisch||Meat of your choice (cooked)|
|Gemüse (gekocht oder auch nicht)||Vegetables (cooked or uncooked)|
|1 Ei pro Portion (zerschlagen)|| Eggs - about 1 per serving, beaten
|geriebener Käse||Shredded Cheese|
|Butter oder Öl||Butter or oil|
|Salz und Pfeffer||Salt and pepper|
Assemble your ingredients:
Heat up the oil (or butter) and add the meat & vegetables, heating thoroughly.
Add the noodles to heat them, and when they are heated, add the beaten egg(s). The eggs should be thoroughly cooked; this gives the dish some consistency and extra flavor through the eggs.
When the eggs are cooked, flavor to taste with salt & pepper and the dish is ready to be served. Sprinkle cheese over the top. Serve with a beverage of your choice (although beer goes quite nicely with Nudelpfanne...if you're of drinking age).
Fertig! Guten Appetit!