I’m old enough to remember when Catholics couldn’t eat meat on Friday, a sign of sacrifice we no longer practice. As a child, there were many alternatives for me since I didn’t eat fish then. It was either pizza or an Italian dish called agilo e olio, basically spaghetti with garlic and olive oil.
So it was a trip down memory lane for me to find this recipe for it on Cooking Professionally. Even if you don’t consider yourself a great cook, you can make this in minutes and impress your family and friends.
The recipe is simplicity itself.
• 1 pound spaghetti, uncooked
• 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
• 6 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
• 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
• 1/4 cup chopped parsley
• 1 cup parmesan, grated, optional
I use only whole wheat or multigrain pasta these days, too much regular pasta can cause blood sugar issues for you.
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