Lasagna della Vigilia (Christmas Eve Lasagna)
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 8 anchovy filets in oil, drained and finely chopped
- 2 large cloves garlic, finely minced
- 1 pound lasagne noodles
- 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- lots of freshly ground pepper
Instructions:In a large enameled skillet melt the butter slowly over medium low heat.
Add the anchovies and garlic and warm them in the butter about 5 minutes, using a wooden spoon to mash the anchovies as thoroughly as you can.
In a large pot of boiling salted water cook the pasta.
Fresh lasagne noodles will cook in about 1 minute, dried in about 10.
Remove noodles with a slotted poon, drain them very quickly and toss immediately in a large bowl with 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese to coat their slippery surfaces.
Quickly transfer the noodles to the anchovy sauce, grind a lot of fresh pepper over the top and toss well.
Serve everyone a few lasagne noodles on well-warmed plates.
Serve the rest of the Parmesan cheese on the side.