Cacio e Pepe
When it comes to pasta, sometimes a few ingredients is all ya need.
There's a ton of controversy over the way this dish is supposed to be made so I will start of by saying that this is my personal version and the way that I prefer to eat cacio e pepe! I've gotten tons of comments about how it's wrong that I use butter but, I love butter and that doesn't feel wrong to me. I will say that it's super clutch to use fresh cracked black pepper - I usually buy whole black peppercorns and crack them myself with the edge of a large knife or mortar and pestle.
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10/3/2017 04:02:59 am
This looks UHH-mazing
7/6/2019 07:15:07 am
Hi Jane! I did this recipe with 1.5 tablespoons of black pepper and it was way too peppery. Looked more black than white. Do you know what might have gone wrong?
6/7/2020 07:54:27 pm
Yes, her recipe recommends 1 teaspoon of black pepper. Not 1.5 tablespoons.
7/4/2020 07:24:59 pm
How do you stop the cheese from seizing up?! I don’t know what I’m doing wrong but mine balls up when I try to mix it in. The heat is off when I do this.
7/21/2020 02:42:22 pm
Both cheeses are kinda tricky and don’t like to melt like other cheeses. I would mix in about a tablespoon of pasta water in the cheese bowl and make a slurry first. Then dump the melted cheese sauce into the pasta at the end with the heat completely iff
8/1/2020 08:39:37 am
the pan needs to be hot in order for the cheese to melt properly and evenly! Keep it on low when you put the cheese in.
8/1/2020 12:47:07 pm
The pan should stay hot to help the cheese melt! Leave the heat on but turn it to a low setting. Hopefully that helps!
11/5/2022 04:37:06 pm
I left the pan on low but cheese still stuck together! Might have to try another method next time.
8/28/2020 06:41:53 am
I made this last night and it was sooo good. I didnt have pecorino so i made it fully with parm and added some crushed red pepper - still so good! can't wait to try it w the pecorino
9/1/2020 07:11:30 am
So glad you liked it!!! Appreciate you taking the time to leave feedback on my blog post. <3
10/13/2021 07:08:54 pm
Made it with orzo after you posted about that being a good substitute! Didn't have all the cheese so did 50% parmesan and 50% nutritional yeast and it was super yum.
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