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Garlic Butter Noodles w/crispy Garlic
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Garlic Butter Noodles w/crispy Garlic

Garlic Butter Noodles w/crispy Garlic


    Serves 2
  • 1/4 cup chopped garlic
  • Approximately 1/3 cup neutral oil for frying
  • 1 stick butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 - 1.5 teaspoons red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon anchovy paste, or 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • Kosher salt
  • 1/2 lb pasta (I used pappardelle)
  • 3 tablespoons minced curly parsley
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan


  1. Warm the oil in a small pan - it’s hot enough when a couple pieces of garlic slowly begin to sizzle, slowly
  2. Add the garlic and cook, stirring often until golden, prob 3-4 minutes - remove from to a small, paper towel lined bowl, let cool
  3. Melt butter in a large skillet, and add minced garlic, pepper flakes and anchovy paste if using (and if not using why the hell not?) - let everything come together beautifully and turn off heat
  4. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add a couple tablespoons of kosher salt, stir to mix in and add pasta - cook according to directions
  5. When done, put the pan with the sauce back on medium heat, drain the noodles and add to butter sauce along with 1/2 cup of the cheese and the parsly
  6. Mix well to combine, then serve topped with remaining cheese and crispy garlic