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Spaghetti with olive oil and garlic

Spaghetti with Olive Oil & Garlic

Spaghetti with Olive Oil & Garlic

Be careful because garlic can burn easily and turn bitter, which is why I start the oil and garlic together so it heats up slowly. - Jenny Jones

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 12 minutes

Makes: 2 servings

Spaghetti with Olive Oil & Garlic

Ingredients:

  • 4 ounces spaghetti
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed

  • 2 Tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • pepper to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon Parmesan cheese (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Cook pasta according to directions.
  2. Meantime, place oil and garlic in a large pan.
  3. Heat slowly over low heat, stirring until garlic turns pale gold, about 5 minutes. Remove immediately from heat. Do not brown.
  4. Drain spaghetti, reserving 1/2 cup pasta water.
  5. Stir spaghetti into oil & garlic along with parsley, salt & pepper.
  6. If it's dry, moisten with extra olive oil or a little pasta water.
  7. Top with Parmesan if you like.

One Comment on "Spaghetti with Olive Oil & Garlic"

  1. Chef Steve

    Jenny,
    Your dish is a version of the Sicilian “Pasta con olio, aglio, e peperoncino!” (pasta (any kind) with olive oil, garlic, and red pepper flakes). I suggest adding a Tbsp of pasta water to loosen it. Top with Parmesan/Romano cheese!
    You can expand the dish using capers, ricotta cheese, or any veggie! Thx

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