Fettuccine with Butter and Cheese
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fettuccine or tagliatelle
grated parmesan cheese
Add pasta until tender but firm.
Drain and toss hot pasta with butter or olive oil and Parmesan cheese.
Season with salt and black pepper. Serve immediately.
Bring to a roiling boil in a large pot 6 quarts of water and 2 tablespoons of salt.
Makes 4 main course servings or 8 first-course servings.
Use freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano for the best flavor.
If you can't find fresh pasta, you can use one pound of dried pasta. Instead of butter, you can use 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil.