Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Haitian Spaghetti

This is Vania eating Haitian Spaghetti our favorite meal while we were in Haiti. The great thing about Haitian Spaghetti is that you can eat it for breakfast , lunch or dinner ( and we did :). I found a great recipe on line and tried it out last night. Not too bad,I have to say. the only thing I would change would be too cook the noodles all the way instead of al dente. They didn't soften enough in the pan.Try it out !

When making Haitian spaghetti, you have to fry/sautee it.
You will also need onions, garlic (mashed or minced), a couple of cloves, thyme sprigs, and a little bit of spaghetti sauce.

Boil spaghetti with salt. After boiling the spaghetti (al dente, you don't want it too soft cus you will be cooking it again), drain the water and remove the spaghetti from the pot. Add some olive oil to the pot and add the onions, garlic,cloves and thyme. Make sure not to let the onions and garlic burn. You want the oil to take on the flavor of the seasonings. Next, add your cut up hot dogs and sautee them for a few minutes. Add your spaghetti and let it cook in the olive oil for a few minutes as well. Add A LITTLE BIT of spaghetti sauce (you can also use the spaghetti sauce and a little ketchup to add a touch of sweetness), just enough for the spaghetti to take on an orange-ish color (i'm sure you know Haitian spaghetti is very dry and not at all saucy).Cover and cook a little bit longer. Before covering, you can add onions that will sort of steam. They won't be soft, but they won't be raw either.

As a side note we are closely watching the forecast now that hurricane season is in full swing. We are praying that Haiti would be spared this year from any further storm damage. I have added a link to the top of my sidebar where you can monitor the hurricanes on radar. Please take a look :)And keep praying with us !


lonnieloree said...

Aah-she's such a good little eater! I like the way the plate was at mouth level to help her shovel it right in. You know your Dad loved to eat spaghetti-he'd boil the noodles, add grease or oil,a can of whole tomatoes and salt & perrper and just sit and eat it right out of the pan! Of course that was when we were still teens-light yrs ago. A.M. paper says hurricane will miss island, thank God.

David and Candice said...

I love that stuff too,we have been trying to learn to cook Haitian rice and beans too. I love how she is so intense into eating..-Candice

Pete and Mare said...

I remember eating with you two at that very meal. I have a picture of the two of you eating h.s. together(our photo computer part is down, so I been unable to send from last trip. will send as soon as we have it up again.) You two are so cute together. Praying for safty for everyone on the island.~mare