As long as we're sharing recipes...

... that have bacon and red pepper flakes in them...

Spaghetti all'Amatriciana

1 package of bacon (mmmmmm)
4 cans of diced tomatoes (the 16 oz cans)
red pepper flakes
1 onion
salt, pepper

Fry the bacon till you get a bunch of fat, then throw in the diced onion. Fry till the onion is golden. Throw in all the tomatoes, a bunch of red pepper flakes (the hotter the better), a bit of salt and pepper. Cover and cook for at least 40 minutes (add water if necessary). I usually cook this for at least an hour.

Everyone loves this, and people like FoxyJ will be thrilled to find out that it's full of fat (remember when you don't throw out all the fat from the bacon?). And if I can make a recommendation, this is my adaptation of the recipe found in Il Cucchiaio d'Argento, which can now be found in English---called The Silver Spoon. I highly recommend it. It's the Bible of Italian cooking.

6 comments:

FoxyJ said...

Bacon makes everything better. I'm pretty sure that I've had something like this before, and it was dang good (Spaniards borrow a lot of recipes from Italians). I think I need to buy some bacon next time I'm at the grocery store.

Tolkien Boy said...

Oh, I miss the pasta/bacon dishes...

...

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...it's been far too long.

me said...

So far you've listed two of my dad's Italian specialties. He was a missionary in Milano many, many moons ago and always makes amatriciana and carbonara, as well as something about garlic and oil (of course with lots of cheese). They are delicious and wonderful. And now I'm inspired to try my hand at carbonara. Especially since I'm taking Italian this semester.

Th. said...

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I bought Silver Spoon for Lady Steed this Christmas and she was concerned by the large, very heavy, textbook-like gift under the tree.

Miss Hass said...

So me is me. I think I must have tried another blog at some point in time. Why my brain remembered that username and password is beyond me.

Th. said...

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Here are some recipes for you (click on the thumbnails to fully appreciate--I like Fluffy MAckeral PUdding myself).