Students’ Pasta

As a student – not only – I had and have the problem that when i am hungry I do not want to go shopping for food. And when I buy fresh food I do not want it when I am hungry. So I keep durable foodstuff at home. This recipe can be varied as you like – also with less durable ingredients or stuff that needs to be eaten before it goes bad. The recipe is for one hungry person. It does not impress a star cook, except when he is hungry (then, yes! I have tried!)

  • 200g pasta
  • salami or other durable sausage, or bacon/ham
  • salt
  • chili powder
  • dried basil
  • garlic powder
  • about 180ml condensed milk, 10% fat
  • olive oil extra vergine

Heat water in a big enough put with 4 teaspoons of salt.

Cut salami/sausage/bacon/ham into small cubes.

Put pasta in the boiling water and cook as per the package instructions (typically 8-12 minutes).

In the meantime cook the meat cubes in a small saucepan with a little olive oil – not very hot. pur condensed milk and continue cooking on very low heat – careful, or it will boil over and burn. Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt, chili powder, basil and garlic. Stir with a fork. Add olive oil slowly, about a spoonful at a time, and stir until the sauce thickens. Oil and condensed milk agglutinate like in a mayonnaise, that’s why in the beginning the oil needs to be added in small quantities. And that’s why the condensed milk has to contain at least 10% of fat – it will not work with less.

Strain the pasta and put on a plate. Pour sauce on pasta, and eat.