Haitian Spaghetti

I think we've finally nailed it. One of our favorite Haitian foods is "Haitian Spaghetti." I don't know what it's really called, but it's served in Haiti and it's spaghetti, so the name stuck. We've been working on a recipe for awhile now. I'm finally happy with what we've got:
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 medium onion
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • pinch ground cloves
  • 1 lb spaghetti
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • Optional: mix-in such as fried hot dogs, ham, chicken, or anything you can think of
  • Optional: red pepper to taste
  1. Chop onion and mince garlic
  2. Saute onion, garlic, thyme, cloves, mix-in, and pepper in oil until onions are clear, but not brown
  3. Stir in ketchup over medium heat
  4. Combine cooked pasta with sauce and "stir fry" for about 5-10 minutes until it's just a little "crispy" (Kind of like lomein)
  5. Serves 4
(get past the idea of ketchup on spaghetti and it's really good)

12 comments:

Scott said...

I don't believe you.

Nick Mangine said...

Come visit and I'll prove it to you :)

Becky said...

What could be wrong with ketchup on spaghetti? Ketchup can be put on anything! Other foods are just a medium by which one eats ketchup! Although I will say if it's not Heinz, it's not ketchup.

Leigh Ann said...

i have always put ketchup on my spaghetti. nothing wrong with that. yum yum!

Anonymous said...

You forgot one important ingredient! Haitian spaghetti is made with tomato paste...

Nick Mangine said...

I've heard you can use tomato paste instead of ketchup, but never tried it. I like the sweet that the ketchup adds.

Gwenn Mangine said...

We tried it with 1/2 tomato paste and 1/2 ketchup last week. It was good. Possibly not as sweet?

We now have to make 2 lbs at a time and then have leftovers.

This is seriously one of our favorite recipes.

anthony bruno said...

All i know is my Grandmother will be rolling around (you know where) I'm sorry US Italian's ...ha ha

Dave said...

I spelled it "catsup" one time on a spelling quiz, and the teacher said it was wrong. I'm sure I saw it on a bottle like that once...

Marjorie said...

i just got back from Haiti last week and have been looking for this recipe everywhere! thanks so much. God bless.

Kara said...

I've been looking for a "Haitian Spaghetti" recipe for months! Thanks this is pretty close to the real thing. I served it with fresh tomato strips as well because the locals often did that. So good :)

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