The fresh sage turns crispy when fried in the butter and adds a wonderful flavor to the beef and mushrooms. This is a fairly simple dish that can be used as a main course or in smaller servings as a side dish.
- Melt 2 Tbsp butter with the oil in large skillet over medium low heat.
- Add sage leaves and fry slowly turning occasionally until they are crisp (about 6- 8 minutes).
- Transfer with tongs to paper towel to drain.
- Pour fat from skillet and reserve.
- Preheat over to lowest setting.
- Turn heat up under skillet.
- When skillet is very hot, add mushrooms.
- Cut remaining butter into small pieces and add to skillet as mushrooms are frying.
- Season mushrooms highly with salt and pepper.
- Saute over high heat until sizzling and brown- about 15 minutes.
- Transfer to large warm bowl and place in oven.
- Add stock to skillet and stir, scraping up any particles clinging to pan.
- Simmer over high heat until stock is reduced by half, then lower heat and keep warm while cooking the pasta.
- Cook pasta in large pot of boiling water until al dente.
- Drain and transfer to skillet.
- Add reserved sage butter.
- Toss noodles to coat.
- Transfer noodles to bowl containing mushrooms and toss again.
- Place noodle mixture on warm platter and top with fried sage leaves.
- Serve immediately.