It’s a dish of southern Italy, the ingredients are simple but tasty. It’s very appetizing and very easy to prepare, just 10 minutes for the seasoning and few more to cook pasta. The basics ingredients are garlic and breadcrumbs (mollica di pane), but depending on the region you can have variations such as adding anchovies and / or capers.
In the past the crumb have been used in place of cheese, and for this reason it was known as the poor man’s cheese. I also added the “Peperosso” which is used in many dishes in Calabria especially in preparing salami and salsiccie (like these).
Made from sun-dried chillies then milled and baked for a few seconds to remove humidity it adds the color and flavor of my region to this dish 🙂
Ingredients: (serves 4 )
350 g spaghetti
8/10 tablespoons of extra virgen olive oil
2 clove of garlic
100 g bread crumbs (made from homemade bread or sliced bread smoothies in a blender)
1 tablespoon Paprika (the amount depends on your taste)
In a pan, fry the garlic over low heat with olive oil. Discard the garlic.
Pour the bread crumbs in a small saucepan and cook it for a few minutes, stirring often until golden brown and then add the paprika.
Meanwhile, cook spaghetti normally in boiling salted water until al dente.
Drain and pour the pasta into the pan with the oil and mix.
Sprinkle with the toasted breadcrumbs and serve.