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    Spaghetti aglio e olio with anchovy breadcrumbs

    • Preparation time: 5 minutes
    • Cooking time: 15-20 minutes
    • Total time: 20-25 minutes

    Serves: 4

    Ingredients

    300g spaghetti
    100ml extra virgin olive oil  
    3 garlic cloves, sliced
    ½ tsp dried chilli flakes
    handful chopped flat leaf parsley, to serve

    ANCHOVY BREADCRUMBS
    100g day-old sourdough
    2 tbsp light olive oil
    6 anchovy fillets, chopped
    ½ tsp dried chilli flakes

    Method

    1. To make the breadcrumbs, whizz the sourdough in a food processor to make coarse crumbs. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Add the anchovies and use a wooden spoon to break up the fillets, then tip in the chilli flakes and breadcrumbs, stirring until golden. Remove from the pan and set aside.

    2. Cook the spaghetti in a large pan of salted boiling water, following pack instructions, until al dente. Meanwhile, warm the olive oil in a large frying pan over a low heat. Add the garlic and chilli and gently sizzle for 1 minute, until the garlic is fragrant and just lightly golden. Remove from the heat and leave to infuse in the pan.

    3. Drain the spaghetti and toss in the frying pan with the garlicky oil, over a medium heat, until all the pasta is well coated. Season and serve immediately, scattered with the anchovy breadcrumbs and parsley

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    This recipe first appeared in Waitrose Food, August 2017 issue. Download the Waitrose Food app for the full issue

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