Inspired by: Yotsubato!
Secret Ingredient: Tabasco sauce
"いただきまーす！ (LET'S EAT!)" - Yotsuba
This will make about two servings of Naporitan, a Japanese pasta dish. You can also add mushrooms, additional vegetables, bacon, or okonomiyaki sauce.
You will need:
- 8 cups water
- ７ oz. spaghetti
- 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
- 1 green or red sliced bell pepper
- 1/2 of an onion, minced
- 1/4 lb. sliced sausage
- Kosher salt and pepper, as desired
- 1/3 cup ketchup
- 2 teaspoons butter
- Tabasco sauce, as desired
- 2 eggs + 2-4 additional teaspoons butter
- In a large pot, add the water and place over medium-high heat.
- When water is boiling, add spaghetti and cook until al dente, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.
- Add oil to a saucepan over medium heat, and stir-fry onion, bell pepper, and sausage until tender (do not brown).
- Drain spaghetti and add to saucepan. Add salt and pepper, as desired, and stir until ingredients are combined.
- Add ketchup and stir to evenly cover the spaghetti.
- Add butter and stir. Remove from heat once fully melted and combined.
- If desired, cook sunny-side up eggs: add butter to small skillet and allow to melt over low heat. When the butter has melted, add one egg and fry (about 5 minutes). Repeat for second egg. Serve Naporitan hot with fried eggs on top. Season with spicy tabasco sauce as desired.