Šunkofleky – Czech Ham and Pasta Casserole
An authentic Czech recipe for an easy dish made from cooked pasta and smoked bacon.
widenoodles cut in squares, or simply wide noodles
bacon in one piece
half fat half lean
some more to grease up the baking dish
Grease the baking dish thoroughly with butter. I used a 9x12 inches cast iron casserole dish.
Heat the oven to 350 °F (180 °C) without hot air circulation.
Cook the pasta in salt water al dente, following the manufacture’s instructions.
Meanwhile, dice the bacon into pieces about ½ inch in size and fry them in a pan with butter.
Crack the eggs into a separate bowl, beat them gently with a fork, and flavor them with salt.
Strain the pasta, put it into a larger bowl, and mix in butter, until it dissolves.
Mix the still-hot pasta with fried bacon, flavor with salt and pepper, add eggs.
Layer the pasta blend into the greased dish and bake for 30 minutes until the surface turns to gold.
Let šunkofleky a bit cool down, cut in squares, and put it on the plate. Garnish with green parsley.
Serve with pickles.
You can fry the rest of šunkofleky in a pan with butter later, it tastes great in both variants!