While we were in Catania, I ordered a bowl of Pasta Alla Carrettiera (Cart-Driver's Pasta). It was garlicky as all hell but we had a hard time figuring what the secret, crack-like ingredient was. I suspected parmesan, though I was pretty sure it also had breadcrumbs in it.
Now I'm looking through recipes online for the magic ingredients, and I'm amazed by how different they are. So far I haveBreadcrumbs, no cheese
Something with tuna fish I'm not going to link toHam and mushrooms
(not!)With pecorino but no breadcrumbsVodka and cream, no cheese or breadcrumbsBasil and oregano, but no cheese or breadcrumbsFried bread crumbs and anchovies
, yuck!No bread crumbs but with cheese
, from a blog based in PalermoThis one
has no tomatoes!One using egg-free pasta
(pici) and "aglione"
And finally, one from a Sicilian website
I'll want to visit later that has both grated and cubed pecorino
Anyway, all of this is coming up because I'm having company over for dinner and this is what I'm making! I have special gratable ewe's cheese to use (pecorino), but mostly I think garlic garlic garlic is going to make dinner a winner.
BFI for Dr. No tonight, but now I have a feeling it's time for lunch!