Back finally, one of the most important items about Italian-American food prepartion is how we have recreated the old dishes. I love this dish. I do not always like to have my pasta with tomato sauce all the time. I love this because it is a dish dedicated to St. Joseph. The Sicilians who created this dish to honor St. Joseph who is the patron saint of the people and the island. St. Joseph’s Day is a big Feast for Italians because in the Middle Ages, God, through St. Joseph’s intercessions, saved the Sicilians from a very serious drought. So in his honor, the custom is for all to wear red, in the same way that green is worn on St. Patrick’s Day.
Here is a recipe that I found and have used for many times and I hope that you enjoy it: I do not add the sardines which is an option.
- 2 ounces spaghetti
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 garlic clove , crushed or finely minced.
- 1 cup breadcrumbs (insides of homemade bread no crust)
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese , grated
Prepare your favorite Spaghetti noodles and set aside.
In a large or deep frying pan add the olive oil, crushed garlic clove and bread crumbs and fry until golden brown.
Next add the cooked pasta into your frying pan, warm and toss contents until well coated.
Plate and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.