How to Fix Jo Jo's Garlic Spaghetti

by Lucy Hudnall

Goes great with Sanders' Roasted Garlic Chicken.


  • Water for Boiling Pasta
  • Course Kosher Salt
  • Box of Spaghetti
  • 1 Stick of Butter
  • ½ Onion
  • 1 Bulb of Garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons All purpose Flour
  • 2 Cups Milk or Cream
  • ¼ Cups Parmesan cheese
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Place pot on high heat filled with water.

    Step 2

    Add salt...and plenty of it. The salt water gives the pasta it's flavor.

    Step 3

    Stir the salt in well

    Step 4

    Taste the it salty? No?

    Step 5

    Add more salt!

    Step 6

    Stir added salt in. ...

    Step 7

    Taste again? Salty? Yes! Perfect for pasta.

    Step 8

    Cover and bring to boil.

    Step 9

    When comes to full rolling boil, uncover.

    Step 10

    Add pasta.

    Step 11

    Stir pasta in till all in the water. This keeps it from sticking to each other.

    Step 12

    Boil only 5 min. Take out a strand and taste. Is it done with still a bite? Perfect! That's al dente. Get off heat and out of that water! One more minute it turns to mush.

    Step 13

    Drain immediately to stop the cooking process.

    Step 14

    Start the sauce. Preheat pan on high.

    Step 15

    Melt a stick of butter.

    Step 16

    Brown the butter. See its turning brown on the right side? That's brown butter.

    Step 17

    Dice up 1/2 onion. Check out my guide on how to Dice an Onion.

    Step 18

    Add onion to brown butter.

    Step 19

    Get the cloves out of their jackets. Check out my guide on how to Chop Garlic to see how to get them out if their jackets easy.

    Step 20

    Here's the stack of cloves not chopped. Add liberal amount of salt on top. The salt gives the garlic a stronger taste.

    Step 21

    With the heel of your hand on knife's edge, mash the salt and garlic infusing the two.

    Step 22

    Infused well.

    Step 23

    Now mince up.

    Step 24

    Add to brown butter and onion.

    Step 25

    Brown garlic.

    Step 26

    Add 2 Tablespoons of all purpose flour. Make sure on high heat.

    Step 27

    Mix in quickly. Stir constantly. Flour needs to mix and brown too.

    Step 28

    See how the sauce is starting to thicken? Scrape the pan, it takes a second to fill in. It's ready for the milk.

    Step 29

    Add 2 cups of milk..or cream. Stir milk in well...stir and stir.

    Step 30

    Add 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Stir and stir.

    Step 31

    Stir and stir.

    Step 32

    Taste. Does it need salt?..pepper?...more cheese? It's up to you, what you like. If not, it's ready.

    Step 33

    Toss over waiting spaghetti.

    Step 34

    Mix well.

    Step 35

    Serves well with my Roasted Garlic Chicken😍