Pasta with Garlic and Oil
1 pound pasta
1/4 cup olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
"Use a small frying pan to fry up the garlic. It will heat the garlic evenly and also prevent the oil from splashing around."
1. Boil water and cook the pasta. (Follow the directions on the box to find out how long - anywhere from 5-13 minutes.)
2. While the pasta is cooking, heat the oil in a frying pan. When it's hot, toss in the garlic. Sauté until the garlic is nice and brown.
3. Drain the pasta and pour it into a large bowl with the olive oil and garlic. Toss a few times to get all the pasta coated, and then serve.
You may of course change the amounts for a smaller group, but this gives the ratio; if a half pound pasta then 1/8 cup or 2 Tablespoons oil, and so on.
I prefer to put the garlic through a press rather than mince it.
I didn't cook it until brown.
I also didn't toss it in a large bowl - we just put the garlic and oil on our own portions.
You may know the recipe by its Italian name, Aglio Olio.
We had this with the tomato salad; yes, again! We have it as often as we have tomatoes on hand.