An easy recipe for when you want homemade food without a lot of effort.
Some of my friends cannot cook for themselves, and it’s honestly a miracle they’ve survived this long on their own. Meanwhile, I am very tired of dining hall food and do know how to cook, so me using the kitchen to make food works out for everyone. The most recent thing I made: Amatriciana.
Pancetta (if you’re lazy like me, pre-cubed). Really thick bacon will work in a pinch
Cooking wine (can use water as a substitute)
Parmesan or pecorino romano (optional)
- Start by making the sauce. First, you need to finely chop the onion and garlic.
- Sauté the onion with the pancetta and chili, stirring regularly until the pancetta is browning and the onion is fully translucent (and some of it is probably browning.)
- Start heating up the pasta water.
- Add the garlic and stir until it’s fragrant (do NOT burn the garlic.)
- Add the cooking wine (or water). To my knowledge, there’s no actual measurement for this, just kind of eyeball it and add a little bit. Let it bubble down a little bit, and then add the tomatoes.
- Bring the sauce to a boil, then let it simmer for twenty minutes or more.
- While you wait for the sauce to finish, cook and drain the pasta! Also, this is a good time to grate cheese if that’s something you want.
- Put the sauce on the pasta and you’re done!
Pasta Via Grace Fitzgerald-Diaz