12 July 2010

Aglio e olio Pasta

Bob has been so busy getting things done in the house that I decided to make dinner tonight! This year I have been totally spoiled by Bob! He's done everything. It was fun to make dinner for him tonight. I made something new... Aglio e olio pasta.

Here's the recipe as I made it....

Aglio e olio Pasta

First I crushed up some italian croutons and set them aside. Then I put pasta on to boil. I used whole wheat corkscrew pasta but you can use whatever you like! I then poured about 1/2 c olive oil into a pan and heated it gently. I minced two garlic cloves and placed them in the oil with a 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes and 1/2 teaspoon anchovy paste. I cooked this slowly on very low heat. Then I fried up two eggs.

To plate: spoon cooked pasta into your favorite pasta bowl. Sprinkle a heavy dose of bread crumbs over the pasta. Ladle on the sauce. Place an egg on top of the pasta.

The yolk breaks up into the olive oil sauce and makes a delicious pasta sauce. Yummy!

PS... failed to mention that I snipped fresh oregano, thyme and basil from our garden and added it to the sauce.  It really made the sauce *snap*!


  1. I've been on an egg kick lately, but I haven't had them on pasta. Maybe that will be next!

    It is sweet to hear how Bob has been caring for you....and I'll bet Ashley too....


    Becky K.

  2. This sounds yummy!

  3. Love to include eggs in meals this way, but yours sounds fresh and original. Bet it tasted garden fresh with those herbs included. Bob's a sweetheart for taking such good care of you both, but I'm sure he appreciated your cooking for him a lot.


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