Cobbled together from staples, this dish pays homage to tasty and thrifty Sicilian cuisine. Caramelized onions and anchovies marry sweet and salty, and garlic-laced breadcrumbs contribute a pleasingly crisp, crumbly texture.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Pulse bread in a food processor until coarse crumbs form. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add crushed garlic, and cook until golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Add breadcrumbs and 1 tablespoon oil, and stir until well coated. Season with salt, and cook until breadcrumbs are crisp and golden brown. Place on a rimmed baking sheet lined with paper towels to drain. Discard garlic, and let breadcrumbs cool completely.

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  • Heat 3 tablespoons oil in each of 2 large skillets over medium heat. Divide onions between skillets, and cook, stirring frequently, until caramelized and golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes. (Add a little more oil if necessary.) Combine cooked onions in 1 skillet. Add sliced garlic, and cook over medium heat until golden, about 3 minutes. Add anchovies and red-pepper flakes, and cook for 2 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, cook spaghetti according to package directions in salted water. Drain, reserving 1 cup cooking liquid. Transfer spaghetti to skillet, and toss well. Add reserved cooking liquid, parsley, and butter, and season with salt and pepper. Mix well, then top with breadcrumbs, and garnish with parsley.

Reviews (5)

19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: Unrated
10/22/2010
This dish was awesome i cooked it today.
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01/24/2009
The ingredient list is this recipe combined with the Rocchetti with Summer Squashes and Sweet Corn recipe.
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10/10/2008
Yeah, I think it is an error because these ingredients aren't listed in the actual magazine article, it's just the ingredients listed in the step-by-step instructions.
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09/23/2008
This ingredient list calls for corn, squash, zuch, green onions...but then doesn't tell you what to do with them? I think there must be an error in the ingredient list...looks like another recipe got mixed up with this one. I'm going to ignore the last half of the ingredient list because the first half looks GREAT!
Rating: Unrated
09/23/2008
This ingredient list calls for corn, squash, zuch, green onions...but then doesn't tell you what to do with them? I think there must be an error in the ingredient list...looks like another recipe got mixed up with this one. I'm going to ignore the last half of the ingredient list because the first half looks GREAT!