Old Spaghetti Factory's Spaghetti with Burnt Butter

Old Spaghetti Factory's Spaghetti with Burnt Butter

Ready in 1 hour

How can simple taste so good? This is a great make-ahead - brown the butter and store in the refrigerator. Then enjoy your company with ease.

"Terrific dish..profoundly simple to make, yet incredibly delicious! We served it with a green salad and garlic bread for a great dinner that was ready in a snap! "

- sgrishka

Top-ranked recipe named "Old Spaghetti Factory's Spaghetti with Burnt Butter"

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Ingredients

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1 cup butter
1 cup Mizithra cheese
Pasta of your choice

Original recipe makes 4 Servings

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Preparation

Browned Butter Procedure: Cut 2 sticks of butter into 8 pieces and place in a 2-quart sauce pan. Place the pan of butter on a burner on medium heat. Bring butter to a slow boil (about 5 minutes).

Once the butter begins to boil, stir constantly to prevent residue from sticking to the bottom of the pan. As the butter cooks, it will start to foam and rise. Continue stirring, otherwise the butter foam could overflow (about 5 minutes) and catch fire.

Once the butter stops foaming and rising, cook until amber in color (about 1 to 2 minutes). It will have a pleasant caramel aroma.

Turn off the heat and remove pan from burner. Let the sediment settle to the bottom of the pan for a few minutes.

Pour the brown butter through a strainer into a small bowl. Do not disturb the residue at the bottom of the pan.

The brown butter can be stored in the refrigerator and reheated in a microwave as needed.

Boil the pasta of choice until al dente. Drain pasta and divide into four servings. Spread 1/4 cup of Mizithra over each pasta serving. Top with 1/4 cup of hot brown butter.

Credits for this recipe: www.cdkitchen.com

Notes

If mizithra is not available, check online. I have located it at Whole Foods. You can substitute a blend of ricotta salata and romano as an alternative.

Credits

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It’s simple. It’s easy. It’s delicious. photo by sgrishka sgrishka

When the butter turns amber-brown, take the pan off the heat. If you're not using it immediately, get it out of the hot pan and into a bowl so the residual heat doesn't continue to push the butter from brown and nutty to burnt and bitter. photo by sgrishka sgrishka

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I FINALLY found the cheese for this and am making it now, dh keeps stealing it! Stellar, simple recipe that I've been looking for for awhile, thanks!
JRowler 2 years ago
Terrific dish..profoundly simple to make, yet incredibly delicious! We served it with a green salad and garlic bread for a great dinner that was ready in a snap!
sgrishka 2 years ago
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