Spaghetti Aio Oio Recipe - Spaghetti Aglio e Olio PRINT
- PREP TIME: 5 min
- COOK TIME: 10 min
The sauce every man knows how to make!
|1-2||cloves of garlic, minced, or more to taste|
|½||a dried chili pepper, crumbled, or more to taste (don't overdo it, and fresh hot peppers, will be fine too)|
|⅓||cup good olive oil|
|Grated Parmigiano or Pecorino Romano (optional)|
Bring 6 quarts of lightly salted water to a boil and add the spaghetti. Meanwhile, mince the garlic, crumble the red pepper, and sauté them in the oil until the garlic begins to brown. Turn off the heat (the garlic will continue to brown; you don’t want it to overbrown and become bitter).
When the spaghetti are done, drain them well, transfer them to a bowl, and stir the sauce into them. Serve with grated Parmigiano or Pecorino Romano on the side; some people like it, including some Romans, whereas others, especially traditionalist Romans, shudder at the idea.
The wine? A white, from the Castelli Romani.