Don't let everything just written scare you away. Seriously, this pasta is delicious, and haven't they always said that olive oil is the good kind of oil? The only real warning we can give to you about this pasta is that you have to like garlic. No, scratch that...you have to LOVE garlic. Also, if you are with someone else make them at least take a bite, otherwise, they will not want to get anywhere near you for the rest of the night. That said, do not serve this on a first date!!!
Making spaghetti aglio e olio is easy peasy. All you need is:
2 bulbs garlic
Lots of olive oil
Salt, pepper, oregano, basil
Red pepper flakes if you want it to be hot
Cook the spaghetti according to the directions on the package.
While the spaghetti is cooking, heat up a pan with a generous amount of olive oil (sorry folk, we never measure so can't help you much. What is important is that it is enough to cover the amount of spaghetti you make). Let the pan with the olive oil get very hot, then add the garlic, cut up in small squares (do not use a garlic press, for this recipe you want chunks).
Let the garlic sit until it gets brown, add a good bit of salt, pepper, oregano, basil, and as an option red pepper flakes. Cook until hot and seasoning is also a bit brown.
Drain the spaghetti, add it to the pan, mix until olive oil is covering it all. Serve with bread (rolls best) for dipping into the leftover olive oil.
This is how he makes it. When she makes it (which is almost never because he has mastered the ratios of ingredients) she adds chopped up onion to it.
We guarantee that eating this will protect you from any vampires...it is that garlicy!