I think we all have one dish that our mom made when we were growing that was so completely wonderful, and yet not so healthy but we loved it and craved it. If we were lucky, we watched and learned to make it ourselves. My Husband managed to pick up Fried Pasta from his Mom. Now, when I was dating My Husband and he made it for me, I had no idea what I was in for since Fried Pasta was not something I had even heard of before. Such a simple idea, but really tasty and hard to resist.
I don't think there is an actual recipe for this, but I'll give you the basics and I'm sure you can manage to make it for yourself. And, you simply must give this a try! First get the pasta cooking, then chop a large onion (we use either the large yellow onions or Vidalia's when they are available). Heat canola oil (about 3-4 tablespoons or so) in a large non-stick skillet over high heat, then add the onions and cook until soft and beginning to brown. Allow the pasta to cook until slightly overdone, then once the onions are nicely browned, add the pasta and give a good stir. Once the pasta starts to get crispy, lower the heat to medium and allow to cook until the pasta gets crunchy. At this point add a healthy sprinkling of paprika over the pasta. You will need to be patient and not stir the pasta too often or it won't get to the crunchy stage. It's so good, and even better when you serve it with a grilled steak smothered in chopped garlic (not tonight, but that's my favorite combination), and some fresh corn on the cob. Yum!