Recipe by Lizzie-Babette
I remember this as being the de facto side dish, with a salad, to any lamb dish I had growing up, in my Greek grandparents' house. I make it quite often, and have never had a recipe, so beware, the measurements may be a bit off. I sometimes don't add the garlic and oregano, but they do add a nice zing to the dish.
Top Review by stacylu
YUM!!! This is like Spaghetti Factory's dish that I've been missing. I didn't have spaghetti noodles so I used 12 oz penne and doubled the amount of garlic because I love it. I think I ended up using 5 Tbs of butter when it was done. The oregano, garlic, and cheese taste so good together. Thank you for this recipe, it hit the spot tonight!
- 1⁄2 cup grated mizithra cheese
- 8 ounces spaghetti
- 4 tablespoons butter (do not substitute margarine, or to taste)
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic (optional)
- 2 teaspoons oregano (optional)
- fresh ground black pepper, to taste
Directions See How It's Made
- Cook spaghetti until al dente.
- Drain spaghetti and leave in colander or drainer.
- Put butter (and garlic and oregano, if using) into hot pan and put it back on the burner, making sure heat is medium to medium-high.
- Stirring constantly, cook butter until it's a nice, light to medium brown.
- Remove pan from heat.
- Quickly return spaghetti to pan, turning to coat the strands with the butter; the spaghetti should glisten with the light coating of butter.
- At this point, you can add a bit more butter if you like.
- Once butter coats spaghetti, add cheese and mix well, so that bits of the mizithra are sticking to the spaghetti evenly.
- Grind a bit of pepper over the dish and mix again.
- Serve with extra mizithra and pepper.