My dear grandfather, Pasquale, was born in Puglia and immigrated to America when he was only eight years old. Although he was quite young when he left Italy, he always kept his country’s traditions and cultures alive. Nonno Pasquale was very frugal, as most Italians born in his generation were. He was also superstitious, as most Italians still are! It was said to be back luck to throw away bread hence this simple pasta sauce was born. Compliment this salty, crunchy dish was a glass of 100% Grechetto from Madrevite, Elve‘.
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1 pound Pasta, I like to use Spaghetti
2 Anchovy Filets, I like the jarred brand, Bellino
1 Garlic Clove, minced
5 tablespoons EVOO
2 1/2 cups Breadcrumbs
Pinch of Red Chili Pepper Flakes