Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Pasta with toasted garlic breadcrumbs

This dish was adapted from a recipe on recipezaar, it was super easy and meant not having going to the shops to make dinner. Have you noticed a lazy theme with our dinners lately? I'm trying to do work like crazy on my thesis and Mr T is injured again.
  • 500 grams pasta
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves,
  • 3 pieces of stale bread chopped coarsely into crumbs
  • salt and pepper
  1. Cook pasta.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large pan, heat the oil over medium heat.
  3. Add the garlic and saute just until turning color.
  4. Add the breadcrumbs, salt and pepper to taste, and toast to light golden.
  5. Drain the pasta and place in a hot bowl.
  6. Pour all but 1 cup of the crumbs on the pasta along with the water and toss.
  7. Divide between 4 hot plates and sprinkle reserved crumbs over each serving.
We also added some white beans, zucchini and nooch.

Mr T said that he read somewhere that breadcrumbs were originally used as a poor man's cheese in Italy. I can kind of see why.


Theresa said...

I love white beans and pasta, I don't know what it is but the combination gets me every time. That pasta looks really great.

Susan said...

Mmmmmm... pasta, white beans, zucchini and a sprinkling of nooch? Fantastic!