Myzithra Cheese & Browned Butter a la Homer
Here's a quick favorite from the Old Spaghetti Factory. Ok,
neither low fat or particularly healthy, but a favorite with our
Makes 4 servings.
- 12 ounces pasta
- 1 cup butter (no substitutions!)
- 1 cup crumbled myzithra cheese (4 ounces)
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and keep warm.
Cut each stick of butter into 8 pieces and place in a 2 qt sauce pan.
Melt butter over med heat stirring constantly to prevent sediment from
sticking to the bottom of the pan. As the butter cooks, it will start
to foam and rise. Continue stirring. ONce the butter stops foaming and
rising (about 5 min) cook until amber in color, 1 to 2 minutes more.
The browned butter will have a pleasant carmel aroma. Remove from the
heat and let the sediment settle to the bottom of the pan. Pur the
clear brown butter through a strainer into a small bowl. Do not disturb
the sediment in the bottom of the pan.
Divide cooked pasta into 4 servings. Spread 1/4 cup cheese over each
serving. Top each with 1/4 cup browned butter. Serve immediately.
The browned butter can be stored in the refrigerator for several weeks and reheated in the microwave oven as needed.