How to Make Fine Ham Noodles in 25 Minutes!

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You can find my fine ham noodles recipe on this page. This is a preparation variant from grandma’s cookbook. The variant for vegetarian ham noodles with tofu you can already find here on the cooking blog elsewhere. Today we add the original and it will be delicious!

Of course, I have also refined this pasta dish and summarized for you some cooking tips for new ham pasta variations.

Right up front, a few quick wins: I like to use lots of herbs and combine bacon and cooked ham. This conjures up a subtle smoky aroma on the plate and makes for a powerful, delicious appearance.

The quick number succeeds in a good 20-30 minutes, but we don’t want to be that precise.

Now enjoy the instructions with step by step photos and cooking video.

Have fun and good luck.

1. Recipe Ham Noodles

Here follows the recipe. Please note the following tips for refining and decorating with crispy herbs and spices from Japan.

Ham Noodles

Instructions created and translated by chef Thomas Sixt.

Servings 2
Calories 663
Total Time 25 Min.
Preparation Time 15 Min.
Cook Time 10 Min.

Ham noodles recipe grandmother’s style. The popular pasta dish with new ideas for variants delicious to prepare.

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250 g Pasta or Noodles (I have used penne)
1 tbs primal salt
4 tbs Olive oil
100 g bacon
100 g cooked ham
1 pc glove of garlic
1 pc Shallot
2 pinches brown cane sugar
1 tsp thyme
5 pinches primal salt
4 pinches black ground pepper
2 pinches Cayenne pepoer
1 tbs butter
30 g Parmesan cheese
1/4 bunch basil fresh
1 tsp Olive oil
1 tbs Ketchup


Penne Pasta
Penne pasta gluten free

Cook pasta

Prepare the pasta for cooking. I used penne, you can also use spirals or other small types of pasta.

Bring a pot of water to a boil, add salt and olive oil.

Cook the pasta until al dente and then drain.

Raw Bacon cubes in pan
Raw bacon cubes cleanly cut in the pan.

Bacon cutting

Cut the bacon into fine cubes. You can also buy bacon cubes ready-made, but they are more expensive than bacon in pieces.

Put the bacon cubes in the pan.

Fried bacon cubes
Fried bacon cubes in the pan.

Roast bacon

Fry the prepared bacon cubes until crispy and then put the cubes in a bowl.

You can continue to use the pan right away.

Cooked ham slices
Cook ham slices on the cutting board.

Prepare ham

Cut the slices of cooked ham into strips and set aside extra.

Finely dice shallots
Whole and skinned shallot, peeled and diced.

Prepare aromatics

Halve the shallot and garlic cloves, peel and cut into small cubes.

Caramelized onion cubes with ham strips
Caramelized onion cubes with ham strips in the pan

Ham noodles base

Sauté the vegetable cubes in the pan and caramelize with a little sugar.

Take some time for this, 5-8 minutes at reduced heat lets develop a better taste.

Put next to the stove and add the strips of ham.

Bacon, ham, onion and garlic in the pan
Bacon, ham, onion and garlic with thyme in the pan.

Season base

Add prepared bacon to the pan.

Season harmoniously with thyme, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper and a little butter.

Add the butter and keep the preparation warm.

Parmesan cheese grate
Grate cheese

Grate cheese

Finely grate the Parmesan cheese.

I always do this on a piece of greaseproof paper, so the cheese is easier to transfer.

Mix ham pasta
Mixing the pasta with ham in the pan.

Mix noodles

Drain well the pasta cooked al dente.

Then add to the pan and mix with the ham and bacon preparation.

Ham pasta close up
Ham pasta close up

Arrange food on plate

Arrange the ham pasta on hot plates.

Decorate with basil cut into strips.

Sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese to taste.

Decorate with tomato ketchup.

Serve quickly and enjoy.

I wish you a good appetite!



2. Calories and Nutritional Values Ham Noodles

3. New Cooking Tips for Ham Noodles Variants

I have summarized some tips for you below. So you can prepare great variations of this pasta dish.

–> Lightly roast garlic creates the typical taste that we know from spaghetti aglio e olio.

–> Onions cut into strips or lozenges replace the shallot.

–> Use nut butter for the preparation, the taste is quite fantastic!

–> For the pasta type, typical spirali pasta is a good choice.

–> Other types of pasta: Fusilli, Girandole, Farfalle, Gobbetti, Maccheroni, Pipe Rigate, Rigatoni, Tortiglioni.

–> Small pasta varieties give a nicer picture on the plate.

–> Small pasta types can be better matched in terms of taste.

–> Add freshly fried herbs like parsley, lovage or basil.

–> I like to supplement with colorful sesame furikake when decorating, visually and tastefully a kick!

–> You can add stewed cocktail tomatoes instead of tomato ketchup.

–> Please drain the noodles carefully after cooking, otherwise you dilute the preparation.

–> I usually add fresh herbs at the end, so the green color is preserved.

–> Use fresh herbs according to the season: Garlic okra, wild garlic, lovage, parsley….

–> Add wild garlic pesto, carrot green pesto or pesto genovese to the dish.

With these tips you conjure up 25 variants ham noodles!

Cook in Luck Tip from Thomas Sixt
Crispy basil, the leaves taste delicious.
Crispy fried basil leaves.

4. Kitchen Story Ham Noodles

I’ve compiled the photos from the shoot in the Stories gallery below.

5. More Matching Ideas for Pasta

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