Pasta: Spaghetti il Padrino from 'The Godfather'

Pasta: Spaghetti al Padrino from 'The Godfather'

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Pasta: Spaghetti al Padrino from 'The Godfather'

Pasta: Spaghetti al Padrino from 'The Godfather'

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For the sauce:

Ingredients (Serves 4)

1
garlic clove
1/2
onion
1
tablespoon
olive oil
2
Salsicce (Italian sausage), skinned and cut into small pieces
125
ml
red wine
400
g
chopped tomatoes (from a can)
salt
pepper
1
teaspoon
sugar

For the meatballs (polpette):

Ingredients (Serves 4)

200
g
mixed minced meat
1
egg
parsley
parmesan cheese, grated
1
handful
breadcrumbs
salt
pepper
500
g
spaghetti

For the meatballs:

  • Mix minced meat, beaten egg and parsley.
  • Add salt and pepper and then the parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs, a little at a time, until you get a mixture that is not too sticky.
  • Shape the mixture into small balls.

For the sauce:

  • Sauté the garlic and onion until light brown.
  • Add the sausage pieces and sauté for a few minutes.
  • Deglaze with red wine and cook until the alcohol has evaporated.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and season with salt, pepper and sugar.
  • Put the polpette in the sauce and cook over a medium heat.
  • Cook the spaghetti until al dente. Drain.
  • Mix with the sauce, serve and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.