So, for my debut blog I'm passing along the most ridiculously easy recipe on the face of the planet. Most people probably go to the Old Spaghetti Factory for this dish...me...I make it at home with three ingredients.
Tonight, the boys had PBJs and I made this as a single serving. However, you can very easily increase the serving sizes and the directions will remain the same. Enjoy!
BROWN BUTTER SPAGHETTI w/ MIZITHRA CHEESE
1/2 oz. finely grated Mizithra Cheese
Cook pasta according to package directions. While the pasta is cooking grate cheese using a small microplane grater ; set aside.
Next, heat a skillet to med-high heat and start melting the butter.
As the butter melts you will notice the butter solids will begin to look "foamy" and start rising to the top. The clarified butter will remain underneath it.
As the butter begins to brown skim off the butter solids and discard. Continue occasionally swirling the pan and you will start to see the butter turning a beautiful golden brown and the nutty aroma will knock your socks off.
This may not look very tasty, but let me assure you....it is!!! Browned butter has this fabulous nutty tasty and since I used salted butter I don't need to add anything else.
Browning butter only takes about 4-5 minutes so by this time your pasta should be done. Drain the spaghetti, toss with the browned butter and then top with the big mound of Mizithra Cheese. Which by the way can locally be found at Dierbergs and probably any other swanky grocery store.
|Served with steamed broccoli (it cancels out the butter)|
|Up Close and Personal (I love my mini Microplane!!!)|