Fay Khoo's Baked Pasta

Preparation time

30 Minutes

Cooking time

60 Minutes

Serves

6

Fay Khoo shows you how to make fresh baked pasta at home with 5 second meatballs and some of her trademark 'secret' ingredients. Watch the video for more.

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Ingredients

5
tablespoons
Olive Oil
1
large
Red Onion
, finely diced
4
Garlic Cloves
, crushed
1.2
kilograms
Plum Tomatoes
3
sprigs
Fresh Basil
Salt and Pepper
, to taste
100
grams
Minced Pork
100
grams
Minced Veal or Beef
75
grams
Salami or Prosciutto
, diced (optional)
2
medium
Eggs
, beaten
100
grams
Fresh White Breadcrumbs
3
tablespoons
Olive Oil
Flour
, for dredging
Salt
, to taste
3
medium
Eggs
250
grams
Penne
1.5
tablespoons
Olive Oil
125
grams
Parmesan
, grated
100
grams
Parma ham
, cut into bite sized strips
250
grams
Mozzarella
, torn into bite sized pieces

Directions

Heat 5 tablespoons of olive oil in a large pan and sauté onion, garlic, salt and pepper till soft, then add the tinned tomatoes and basil and bring to a boil. Heat olive oil for sauce in a large pan and sauté onion, garlic, salt and pepper till soft, then
Simmer for 30-40 minutes on a low heat, stirring frequently with a wooden spoon to break up the tomatoes. Season to taste, and add a little sugar if necessary.
For the meatballs, combine the minced pork, beef, salami, eggs and breadcrumbs then roll into balls the size of large marbles, use wet hands to make it easier.
Coat the balls in flour, tap off excess and heat oil in pan to fry the balls, turning to ensure they are sealed evenly. Do not worry if they are not fully brown.
Boil eggs in the meantime for eight minutes and soak in cold water when done before peeling, and chopping roughly.
Cook pasta in salted water and toss with olive oil when done, then combine with meatballs and tomato sauce. Toss well.
Line the base of a lasagna dish with the pasta mixture, creating layers. Sprinkle some eggs and grated parmesan, parmesan and mozzarella, and continue layering till finished, topping with more mozzarella and Parmesan.
Bake in a preheated oven at 180°c for 15-20 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and bubbling.

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