Friday, February 03, 2006

Penne with breadcrumbs

If you're on the Atkins diet or avoiding carbs generally I would suggest you stop reading now, this is probably one of the single biggest carbs hits your ever going to get in one dish. It really is such a simple idea, good olive oil, garlic, some chilli, parmesan, breadcrumbs and a dash of red wine vinegar tossed through some penne and topped off with a handful of torn basil. It takes as long to make as the pasta takes to cook and frankly it is the best pasta dish I know how to make. I sincerely mean that. Now, I make a stunning carbonara, if I say so myself and my bolognaise it a joy to behold, yet there is something about this dish that satisfies at a deep level. You'll want to use some stale bread, make sure it is a decent loaf, I use a granary, which adds a nutty quality to the dish and sets off beautifully against the slight sharpness of the vinegar.

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Dagny said...

Ummm. Didn't Dr. Atkins die of a heart attack? I say bring on the carbs.

cookiecrumb said...

Crumbs. Very important to cook with crumbs.
(Cranky likes cooking with Cookiecrumg; 'sanother story.)

cookiecrumb said...

I can spell.