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Fettuccine Al Fredo

One of the oldest and simplest ways to prepare pasta!

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Fettuccine Al Fredo | DonalSkehan.com, One of the oldest and simplest ways to prepare pasta!

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Fettuccine Al Fredo

One of the oldest and simplest ways to prepare pasta!

Friday, March 31, 2017
US / METRIC

350g fettuccine (or pasta of choice)

Sea salt

120g unsalted butter

75g finely grated Parmesan, plus extra for serving

Freshly ground black pepper

12 ounces fettuccine (or pasta of choice)

Se salt

¼ cup (½ stick) unsalted butter

¾ cup finely grated Parmesan, plus extra for serving

Freshly ground black pepper

Large pot

Large pan

Whisk

 

15 mins
Serves 4

This is the easiest pasta dish you will ever make! Also known as Cacio e Pepe (usually with Pecerino Romano rather than Parmesan) this is a brilliant midweek supper. A handful of ingredients that you most likely have right now results in a delicious, creamy pasta recipe. By all means add chicken or even prawns to jazz it up but I think the charm is just how quick and easy it is as is.

Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil and add in the fettuccine. Stirring occasionally, cook until almost al dente, allowing for extra cooking time with the sauce. Don't over cook the pasta.
Towards the end of the cooking process when the pasta has released starch into the water, reserve 2 cups (180ml approx) of the cooking liquor before draining the pasta.
Pour half the liquid into a large pan. Once simmering, whisk in the butter, a a little at a time until fully incorporated. Gradually add the Parmesan, whisking all the to avoid lumps.
Once the butter and cheese is fully melted, add the pasta to the pan and toss to coat. If it's a little claggy, add in some of the leftover pasta water. Once the pasta is fully coated in a silky sauce, serve extra parmesan and a crack of fresh black pepper.
15 mins
Serves 4

Ingredients
US / METRIC

350g fettuccine (or pasta of choice)

Sea salt

120g unsalted butter

75g finely grated Parmesan, plus extra for serving

Freshly ground black pepper

12 ounces fettuccine (or pasta of choice)

Se salt

¼ cup (½ stick) unsalted butter

¾ cup finely grated Parmesan, plus extra for serving

Freshly ground black pepper

You'll Need

Large pot

Large pan

Whisk

 

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