Recipe by Doc Joe
This is a very simple to prepare "Peasant Dish". If you love garlic, you can get as crazy as you like. If garlic is not a favorite of yours, you can still enjoy this dish with just a hint of it in the dish.
- 1 cucuzza, peeled and sliced approx. 1/4-inch thick (about 24-inch long)
- 1 lb thin spaghetti
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1 -8 garlic clove (to your taste)
- 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
Directions See How It's Made
- Slice the amount of garlic cloves you wish to use thinly. Add the garlic to a saute pan that has been heated with the oil and butter in it over medium high heat (*Note: If you're not a big fan of garlic just add 1 whole clove slightly cracked, to the oil and saute it for about 2-3 minutes then remove the garlic from the pan).
- Add the cucuzzi to the pan and mix with the sauteed garlic. Continue to saute the cucuzzi and garlic until the cucuzzi gets colored, always watching that you are not burning the garlic you left in the pan. Cucuzzi can take a lot of color in the pan before it burns, and it gets sweeter as it gets the deeper color.
- Prepare the spaghetti to the "al dente" point and then thoroughly drain it.
- Add all the cucuzzi, oil, butter, and garlic to the spaghetti and toss to thoroughly mix.
- Add the grated cheese to the spaghetti and toss it once more. If the spaghetti mixture seems dry, add a little more butter and/or olive oil to moisten. Hint: You can add more cheese if you like, I do.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste -- Enjoy!