Friday, September 9, 2016

Hot Dogs and Pasta

I had hot dogs that I took out of the freezer yesterday. I thought Chris might want them instead of the Fried Rice. 
This morning I googled Italian pasta and hot dogs recipes, I knew I would find something. I found NuNu's and Hot Dogs.  I knew Chris would love this. Of course I had to bring it up a notch.
A couple of week ago I saw a video on Facebook from an Italian recipe page. Thank heavens for Google Translate. In the video they were rolling out the pasta. They got the the second to last setting and they sprinkled the pasta with cheese and then folded it in thirds and put it back through the pasta machine, putting the setting back 2 places. And then continued rolling until you got to the lowest setting. I was intrigued. I had to try it.
Wow! Amazing flavor. It was a silky texture and delicious. I used this pasta recipe.

Pasta recipe-
3 cups flour
4 eggs
1 tbsp kosher salt
1 tbsp olive oil

Place the flour, eggs and salt in a food processor. Pulse to combine. With the machine running, gradually add the oil then 1/3 to 1/2 cup water until the mixture forms a dough (the dough should stick together if pinched between your fingers). If necessary, add additional water, 1 teaspoon at a time if the dough is too dry.

Place the dough on a lightly floured surface. Gather the dough into a ball and knead until the dough is smooth, 5 to 8 minutes. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
This is NuNu's and Hot Dogs recipe.

4 hot dogs, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
8 ounce broad egg noodles
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1 tablespoon fresh parsley
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese

Bring a large pot of lightly-salted water to a boil; add the pasta and cook until al dente, about 5 minutes; drain.
Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a skillet. Cook the hot dog pieces in the butter until browned. Add the hot dogs to the drained noodles with 2 tablespoons butter, parsley, and Parmesan cheese; stir until butter is melted and the hot dogs are coated.
It was just something so simple and so delicious.

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