Spaghetti with Brown Butter


Every meal of the day is important. Maybe breakfast is the most important one, but lunch is not far behind. Lunch is what gives you energy to finish the second part of the workday and get you through traffic on your way back home and even maybe a workout. That’s why it’s important to balance it according to your level of activity.

As important as this meal is, many times we find ourselves wondering what to have for lunch. I am the first one to accept that thinking about lunch is not a priority and when lunchtime comes around many times I find myself in the kitchen chasing my own tail. Leftovers are always good, but when you don’t have any or don’t want to eat the same thing than the night before, what do you do?

I had this dilemma yesterday right around lunchtime. Fortunately, Peter of Kalofagas saved the day. I was browsing my Google Reader when I came across his Spaghetti with Brown Butter and Feta Cheese. The moment I saw the pictures and read the recipe I knew that was going to be lunch for me, and 30 minutes later I was enjoying that delicious dish you see in the picture above.

My spaghetti didn’t turn out as brown as Peter’s. I think I didn’t burn the butter enough and I used queso doble crema (double cream cheese, my favorite Mexican cheese) instead of feta, but still the spaghetti was delicious. Once again I have to thank the blog-o-sphere and the amazing people behind it for another delicious meal.

¡Buen provecho!

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  • A simple and delightful meal that I wish to eat right now, heheh… Found you thru PPN round up, your photos are awesome, love your blog ;p

  • It looks as good. I love any kind of pastas.

  • Ben, this sounds awesome! Perfect for Bookmarked. 😉 Thanks for including it!

  • That recipe hit me, too. I’m definitely making it at some point.

  • This looks and sounds lovely, Ben. And so simple to rustle up.
    Does the browned butter give off a sweet nutty aroma (like Indian ghee) ? And do you use salted or unsalted butter?

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  • this looks really good, i’ll have to try it soon!

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