Spaghetti con Burro e Aglio

Spaghetti with butter and garlic

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Pasta Italian Style

By Patricia Lousada

Published 1991

  • About

So often the simplest recipes are best. Garlic, first blanched to soften the flavour, is heated with butter and parsley to make a quick but quite irresistible pasta dish.


  • 8 cloves of garlic, peeled
  • 4 oz (100 g) butter</


Bring 1 pint (600 ml) water to the boil, throw in the garlic and boil for 5 minutes. Drain and crush the cloves on a wooden board with the back of a knife, or with a mortar and pestle. Scrape the garlic in