Street food is defined as ready-to-eat foods or drinks sold by a howker, or vendor, in a street or other public place, such as a market or fair. It is often sold from a portable food booth, food cart, or food truck and is meant for immediate consumption.
For dinner tonight, I made fresh pasta with ham and peas in our homemade Alfredo sauce. I made 2 lbs of pasta for 2 adults and 2 kids. I know....that's a lot of pasta! I did this intentionally because I had a plan for my leftovers.
After dinner, instead of reaching for the Tupperware, I lightly oiled a cookie sheet pan. I drizzled my leftovers with a little more sauce and then put the pasta mixture into the pan. I covered the pan tightly with plastic wrap and put my leftovers into the refrigerator. The next day the pasta was completely cold. I removed it from the pan and cut it into small pieces to be breaded and deep-fried. Below are some photos for reference.
These little pasta triangles are a perfect snack for a weekend outing. They can be fried in advance and then warmed in a toaster oven to eat. Bring them along when visiting your local vineyard, orchard, or farmer's market. Just close your eyes and imagine that you are exploring the streets of Italy while munching on pasta fritti.
-Joanne Talluto Brown