Sunday, November 17, 2013

Cacio e Pepe

Besides having an easy meat dish that cooked itself in the crock pot yesterday, I made this very incredibly tasty and simple to make pasta to accompany it.  







Cacio e Pepe

6 oz angel hair pasta 
4 tbsp butter
1 tbsp pepper, freshly ground
3/4 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
1/4 cup Romano cheese, freshly grated
1 cup pasta water

Cook the angel hair pasta for 3-4 minutes in salted, boiling water.  As it is cooking, melt 2 tbsp butter in a large frying pan.  Add in pepper and cook for a minute.  Remove 1/2 cup of the pasta water and stir in.  Take out another 1/2 cup pasta water before draining.  Add angel hair to the frying pan along with the remainder of the butter.  Mix together with tongs and reduce the heat.  Add in grated cheeses and toss the pasta until completely coated.  Add in additional pasta water if needed.