Spaghetti with bread crumbs and anchovies

Spaghetti with bread crumbs and anchovies
Pasta with crumbs is a poor first dish of southern origin, widely used, with small variations, in Calabria, Sicily and other regions of southern Italy.

Pasta with crumbs is a poor first dish of southern origin, widely used, with small variations, in Calabria, Sicily and other regions of southern Italy. It is a recipe that is prepared by dissolving anchovy fillets, garlic and chilli in oil. Bread crumbs are added to these ingredients, toasted in a pan with garlic and oil until crunchy: everything will be mixed with the pasta and served very hot!

Method:

Pour 6 tablespoons of oil into a pan, add the sliced ​​garlic, anchovy fillets and fry slowly for 5 minutes, over low heat. Mash the anchovies with a fork until the meat is dissolved and the garlic a little to spread the aroma better.

Crumble the bread crumbs rather finely, but without pulverizing it like industrial breadcrumbs. The best way is to put the stale crumb (if you only have fresh crumb, let it dry for five minutes in the hot oven, then proceed as if it were stale) in a plastic bag and then crush it with a rolling pin or a meat mallet. Then brown it over a very low heat in a non-stick pan, without oil or other fats, but stirring constantly to prevent it from burning.

Drain the pasta al dente and pour it into the pan adding 3-4 tablespoons of the pasta cooking water. Give a quick stir, then add the breadcrumbs and season by carefully mixing half a minute over high heat.

Turn off the heat and complete with a tablespoon of chopped parsley and a pass of freshly ground pepper. Normally, pasta with breadcrumbs and anchovies should be served hot, but in summer it is also excellent at room temperature.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cup (320 g) spaghetti
  • 3 little cloves of garlic
  • 4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 anchovies in oil
  • 5 tablespoons of bread crumbs (or 1 slice of stale bread)
  • 1 sprig of parsley
  • grated parmigiano cheese
  • a pinch of black pepper (or chili pepper)
  • coarse salt to taste
  • Difficutly: easy
  • Preparation: 10 min
  • Cooking: 10 min

This package is organized in collaboration with Fly to Wine s.r.l. P.IVA. 01460730524

Questo pacchetto è organizzato in collaborazione con Fly to Wine s.r.l. P.IVA. 01460730524