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- 1 can of tomatoes
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- Black olives
- Salt and pepper
Beah's Spaghetti Sauce Instructions:
- Fill a pot with water, about up to the handle.
- Put the water on the cooktop, and turn it up to high.
- When the water starts to boil. add spaghetti. You can break
it in half so it's easier to eat.
- Cook spaghetti for the time indicated on the package.
- Drain water from spaghetti.
- Add sauce (instructions below) and serve.
- Open can of tomatoes and drain all excess water.
- Use a fork to mash up the tomatoes while still inside the
can. Jiggle it all around, somewhat violently.
- Peel 2 garlic cloves and then crush. Use a hard edge, like
the side of a knife, and smash it such that it's not in pieces, but
that the innards are exposed. Or, if that's too challenging, just cut
it into quarters.
- Put some (a tablespoon or less) olive oil into a saucepan
Note that in the video, I
incorrectly use a teaspoon
of olive oil instead of a tablespoon. The abbreviation "tsp" is for
teaspoon. I think it's a stupid abbreviation to put on a measuring
spoon, as both measurements have the letters T, S, and P in that order.
- Put garlic in hot saucepan and fry for a minute or two.
- Put tomatoes in saucepan.
- Add black olives.
- Cook for approximately 15 minutes, stirring every few
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
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You can use this same recipe for pretty much any kind of pasta. Just
keep in mind that the cooking time will vary, so check the box for
instructions. I've been told that angel hair pasta is more desireable
due to its increased surface area per volume, which I guess lets you
have more tasty sauce with your pasta. I did buy some angel hair pasta
after hearing this argument, but it went right through my colendar. I'm
back to spaghetti. I don't recommend going for any crazy shapes, as in
my experience the different areas of the shape can be hard where it's
been pressed together. And never, ever order ravioli if you're out
somewhere, as they'll probably stuff it with that gross cheese.
As for the sauce, I think it came out pretty well considering I had
nobody there to help me. I wish it was a little more liquidy and stuck
to the pasta better, so maybe I should have put the tomatoes in a