Delicious homemade pasta with fried pork and fresh lemon basil

Ingredients

1/2 cup of water;
1 1/2 cups of flour;
2 table spoons of salt;
1 teaspoon of pepper;
2 tablespoons of melted butter;
2 teaspoons of butter (not melted);
1/2 pound of pork;
1 medium white onion;
1 teaspoon of salt;
1 teaspoon of pepper;
1 tablespoon of corn/vegetable oil;
1/4 cup of lemon basil leaves.

Preparation

1
Melt the butter, let it cool off. Whisk an egg into 1/2 cup of water, add a pinch of salt and pour in the cooled melted butter.
2
Gradually add the flour until the dough will be of firm and elastic consistency (not very heavy, but not too moist, not too soft and sticky).
3
Knead the dough for 10-15 min. Split your dough in to two parts. Cover the surface where you will roll out the layer with quite a bit of flour and using a dough roller roll out a thin layer of dough, cover with flour the surface of your layer, so that it wouldn’t stick, when you will start folding it.
4
Fold your thin sheet of dough 3-4 times into a roll (remember you should have enough flour inside the roll, so that your pasta wouldn’t stick)
5
Now start cutting you roll into thin strips (see the pic).
6
As soon as you cut all your roll – add some air to your pasta, work through it with your hands, carefully give it some air/
7
Put the saucepan on high heat and wait until the water will start boiling. Add a teaspoon of salt and as soon as you see the water is boiling again add your pasta.
8
In 1-2 min carefully stir the pasta, but don’t break it.
9
In 2-4 min your pasta is ready, drain the water and add 2 tbsp. of not melted butter and carefully stir the pasta.
10
Meanwhile while your pasta is cooling off and the butter is melting:
11
Wash you pork, cut it into medium size square pieces.
12
Peel the onion, cut it into thin rings. Add some salt-pepper to your pork. Let it stay for 3-5 minutes (while you are finishing with your pasta -> draining adding a butter to melt)
13
Now take the frying pan and put it into high heat and start frying your pork. *** Tip: Fry your pork 3-4 minutes on each side without stirring, so that the crust would appear.***
14
As soon as on one side of your pork you can see the golden-brown crust on one side of your pork, stir it and add the onion rings. Fry your pork again for 3-4 min. then stir. Fry until all the sides of your pork are golden brown and well cooked, you onion rings should be golden brown and almost transparent.
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Now the most exciting part: mixing the flavors!
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Put some of your home-made pasta then add your fried pork on top ad cover it with fresh lemon basil leaves. The aroma should be awesome! Enjoy!
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BTW: you don’t have the fresh lemon basil the dish will still be delicious! You can play with the over greens and flavors.

 



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“Real men’s food: Homemade pasta with fried pork and fresh lemon basil. Inspiring flavor! Normally you don’t add water or melted butter in pasta, but I decided to combine 3 recipes in one and the result was astonishing, even after 5 days since this pasta was cooked and eaten my family members ask if there’s any left (and search for it in the fridge:). try it, You’ll love it. and visit my blog for more pictures on how-to prepare this dish http://helenscooking.wordpress.com/2011/06/21/grannys-homemade-pasta-with-fried-pork-and-fresh-lemon-basil/

Yield:

4 plates

Added:

June 21, 2011

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