Friday, March 6, 2009

Spaghetti and Spinach and Bread Crumbs

1 lb. spaghetti
10 oz. box frozen spinach
4 oz. Italian bread crumbs (2 cups)
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon minced garlic

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook, adding spinach to pot for last five minutes of cooking time. Ladle off and reserve 1 cup of cooking water. Drain pasta and spinach in a colander, return to pot. Meanwhile, melt butter in large skillet over medium heat. Add crumbs and cook 7-8 minutes, stirring occasionally until crisp and golden. Transfer to a small bowl. Let skillet cool slightly. Add olive oil and garlic to skillet. Heat 1 minute or until garlic is aromatic, then add to pasta and spinach along with the reserved cooking water. Toss to mix well. Put in a large serving bowl together with crumbs.

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