Pasta with butter, parmesan and sage

Pasta with butter, parmesan and sage
Pasta with butter, parmesan and sage Photo: Quentin Jones
Difficulty
Easy
Dietary
Vegetarian

Remember that the pasta is not only a vehicle for the sauce but also an essential element of the dish. Treat it with respect and don't overcook it.

Ingredients

100ml olive oil

40 sage leaves

150g thinly sliced butter

150g grated parmesan cheese

a little salt and pepper

400g pasta

Method

In a frypan, heat 100ml of olive oil until it is just smoking.

Fry sage leaves for 30 seconds or so until crisp. Remove and drain them on absorbent paper.

Bring a large pot of salted water to a rapid boil.

In a large bowl, place thinly sliced butter.

Cook pasta in the water, drain and, while very hot, toss it in the bowl with the butter, adding grated parmesan. The pasta should be creamy. Season with a little salt and pepper and serve immediately with the fried sage leaves.

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