Franny’s Bucatini with Ramps
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 05/13/2014 - 10:03am
- 6 ounces young ramps, 1/8 to 1/4- inch thick, ends trimmed
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
- Kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon chili flakes
- 1 pound bucatini
- ¼ cup finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
- About 3 tablespoons finely grated pecorino Romano, plus more if desired
- Rinse the ramps under cold running water to remove any grit and dry them well on paper towels. Separate the leaves from the bulbs. Cut the dark green leaves into 3-inch pieces and leave the bulbs whole.
- In a very large skillet, melt the butter over high heat. Add the ramp bulbs and cook until golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Season with a large pinch of salt and the chili flakes. Add the ramp greens and toss until wilted, about 1 minute. Add 2 tablespoons water to the pan. Remove from the heat.
- In a large pot of well-salted boiling water, cook the pasta according to the package instructions until 2 minutes shy of al dente; drain.
- Toss the bucatini into the skillet with the ramps, along with the Parmigiano-Reggiano. Cook over medium heat until the pasta is al dente, 1 to 2 minutes, adding more water if the sauce seems dry.
- Divide the pasta among four individual serving plates or bowls and finish each with 2 teaspoons or more of pecorino Romano.
Reposted with permission from Edible Brooklyn.
Recipe excerpted from Franny’s Simple Seasonal Italian by Andrew Feinberg, Francine Stephens, and Melissa Clark (Artisan Books, 2013).