Napolitan Spaghetti may sound Italian, but it has nothing to do with an Italian dish.
It’s a classic Japanese spaghetti dish.
It’s basically spaghetti sauteed with vegetables and some type of cured meat (ham, bacon, etc) and finished with ketchup.
I grew up eating this spaghetti so many times, both at home and at kissa-ten.
You don’t find it at a fancy restaurant, but it’s a must dish on the menu at any kissa-ten, an older type of sit-down cafe.
These are the veggies I used this time.
First you saute the veggies.
Add cooked spaghetti.
Salt and pepper.
I like to doctor it up a little, usually with hot sauce and Japanese Worcestershire sauce, which gives a depth and richness to the flavor.
It’s also a popular dish for bento.
Probably one of the easiest (and cheapest) ones to make.
I sprinkled a little nutty Parm.
And it was perfect.
Have a great weekend everyone.