- Pop Pasta is making its debut at the weekly Smorgasburg food festival
- Its spaghetti donut is spaghetti pie — fried pasta leftovers — in donut form
The latest trendy food hybrid to send Instagram foodies running combines an Italian dinner staple with a deep-fried dessert.
Pop Pasta is selling the unique offering, a spaghetti donut that — for the confused — is very much a savory treat, not a sweet one.
Starting this past weekend, the eatery has begun selling its signature dish at the weekly Smorgasburg food festival in Brooklyn, New York, and it’s already a must-visit stand.
Tasty: Pop Pasta is selling spaghetti donuts at its stand at Brooklyn’s Smorgasburg
Options: Flavors include red sauce, carbonara, bolognese, aglio e olio, and zucchini
Pop Pasta’s donut is a spaghetti pie, or frittata di spaghetti, in donut form. Spaghetti pie is a Neapolitan tradition, a dish made using pasta leftovers.
The spaghetti is mixed with egg and cheese, and then deep fried. In Pop Pasta’s case, it’s fried in the shape of a donut, rather than a pie.
The stand sells flavors including traditional red sauce, carbonara, bolognese, aglio e olio, and zucchini, and is working on more options.
Previously, creators Luigi Fiorentino and his wife Emy Gargiul’s pop-up appeared at the Brooklyn Makers Market and the Shwick Holiday Market, both in New York.
Now at Smorgasburg, it joins other innovative and similarly buzz-worthy eats, like the ramen burger, the raindrop cake, and ice cream churro sandwiches.
Classic: The donuts are fully savory, as they are spaghetti pie fried in donut form
Yum: Spaghetti pie is traditionally made by frying pasta leftovers with eggs and cheese
In-demand: The stand has already been a quick hit and sold out during its first weekend
The spaghetti donut is already proving popular, with the item selling out at the market on Sunday.
The only haters, it seems are those who have just seen the ‘donut’ online and imagine it’s meant to be dessert.
‘Excuse me but what is this monstrosity people are calling a spaghetti donut?’ asked one. Another added: ‘Who said, “U know what this donut needs? Spaghetti!!”?’
Several more are looking forward to trying it, writing, ‘I don’t want to receive any more texts about it — yes I will obviously eat the spaghetti donut.’
Courtesy: Daily Mail Online