Gratinated Pasta Casserole „Šunkofleky”

This is a very easy, cheap and quick dish known in the Czech Republic as “Šunkofleky“. The tastiest variation of this dish is when you combine pasta with smoked ham and pickles. You can also add grated cheese on top of the potato pancakes.

Šunkofleky

Directions:

Ingredients

  • 500 g pasta (macaroni, fusilli or some wide egg noodles)
  • 300 g smoked ham  or bacon
  • 5-6 eggs (depends on how „eggy“ you want it)
  • ½ cup milk (or heavy  cream)
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • Salt and pepper

Boil pasta in salted water until it is al dente. Chop up a couple of slices of ham or thick cut bacon and fry up in a pan. Mix pasta and meat together in a pan. Put into a preheated oven for 15 minutes at 220°C. Whisk eggs, season with salt and pepper and mix it with milk. Pour the mixture over pasta and meat. Reduce temperature to 180°C and bake for another 10-15 minutes.
Serve with pickles.