SPAGHETTI A L'AMATRICIANA Max cost £3.50, $5 Takes about ½

Mad spaghetti Serves 4 as a main course

This very cheap recipe proves once more that an italian dish is at good as it's ingredients. So do not compromise on the quality of them.

Thanks to Kris Van Bael for this classic recipe.


Heat the fine chopped onions in a little olive oil until they get glazy. Add the bacon (cubes) when halfway. Apply lots of black pepper on the bacon (no salt). When the onions are glazy add the fine sliced mushrooms. Give them the opportunity to suck in the bacon's flavours (so do NOT wash them, just brush them) Apply some more pepper. Add the white wine and the garlic and let it boil for a minute. Add the pasata and let it boil softly for another 10 minutes. Add the chopped basil-leaves in the end. Serve with the grated parmesan cheese.