Anchovy Pasta with Pane Turano Bread Crumbs

Anchovy Pasta with Pane Turano Bread Crumbs


• Pane Turano
• ½ pound spaghetti
• Salt
• 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
• 4 garlic cloves, peeled and roughly chopped
• 2 anchovy fillets, rinsed and roughly chopped
• 1 tablespoon capers, rinsed and roughly chopped
• ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes, or to taste
• 2 tablespoons chopped parsley, optional
• Parmesan for grating, optional


➀ Toast a slice of Pane Turano and reduce to fine crumbs.

➁ Put the spaghetti in a large pot of well-salted rapidly boiling water and cook only until firmly al dente. (Depending on the brand of pasta, this will be 8 to 10 minutes, but check frequently to see. )

➂ While the pasta is cooking, warm the olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for about 1 minute, without letting it brown. Stir in the anchovies, capers and red pepper and cook for a half-minute more, then turn off the heat.

➃ Drain the pasta and return it to the pot. Pour in the garlic mixture, add the parsley, if using, and toss well to coat. Serve with grated Parmesan if desired.

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