sometimes you just want something
quick and satisfying, a dinner that
yields a greater gift
than you feel you deserve for the work
you put into it. this bowl of pasta is it.
simply saute a ton of
finely chopped garlic (i used about 6 cloves),
a generous squeeze of anchovy paste
and a healthy sprinkling of red pepper flakes
in olive oil on low for at least 10 minutes,
stirring often to prevent burning.
squeeze in the juice of a large lemon.
add about 1/2 pound
al dente whole wheat egg noodles,
a few splashes of the pasta's cooking water
and a handful of grated parm
to the garlic mixture.
stir until pasta is well coated.
transfer pasta to bowls.
meanwhile, fry a couple eggs
in a small amount of
olive oil that has been heated
with a clove or two of quartered garlic,
until whites are just set and
yolks are still quite runny.
top each bowl with one egg,
let each person mix their own