May I gush for a moment about Katie Sweeney at YumSugar? The site is updated frequently throughout the day, and Katie can always be counted on to contribute something like this recipe: practical, easy and delicious. (There are also lots of fun surveys, quizzes, party menus and ingredient spotlights, too.) While Katie makes this for herself when she's alone (way to treat yourself well, Katie!), it could be doubled, tripled, quadrupled quite easily. —Kim Walker
Like Carrie on , my secret single behavior refers to food. While she snacked on saltine crackers slathered with grape jelly, the number one dish I like to eat when I'm home alone and no one is watching? Pasta with anchovies and garlic. It's my last minute go-to dinner that I devour about once a week. I always have pasta, anchovies, garlic, and shallots on hand. The cheese and herbs vary based on what I find in the fridge. The resulting pasta is the perfect thing to eat by yourself: it's rich, satisfying, and slightly luxurious. It pairs with red or white wine, and can be enjoyed with a mixed green salad or toasty garlic bread.
Do you have secret single food? If you aren't single, what do you eat when you're alone? Share with me below and keep reading for my recipe.
Pasta With Anchovies and Garlic
From Katie Sweeney
1 serving pasta (my favorite kind is spaghetti)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 small shallot, sliced into half moons
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
4 anchovy fillets (packed in oil), minced
1/4 cup white wine
1/4 cup finely grated parmesan cheese, plus more for serving
1 heaping tablespoon chopped fresh herbs (parsley, thyme, oregano, basil)
salt and freshly ground black pepper