Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Pasta with Garlic Browned Butter

I discovered this dish by accident, when I let the pan get too hot and accidentally browned the butter.  My husband loved it.  It's a regular on our dinner menu, but is definitely meant for garlic lovers.  This is a good complement to a plain chicken dish.  Makes 4 side-dish servings

4 oz. angel-hair pasta, cooked and drained
4-6 cloves garlic, chopped
4 Tbs. (1/2 stick) butter, cut into 8 slices
Salt to taste


Take a small metal pan, and place it, dry, over medium-high heat, for 5 minutes.  Then put butter in pan, one slice at a time, and let each slice sizzle and completely melt before adding the next.  Swirl the pan slightly while doing this.  When all the butter has been added, remove pan from heat and add chopped garlic to pan all at once.  The pan will sizzle and foam. 

Pour warm garlic-butter mixture over pasta and stir to combine.  Serve immediately.

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