RICH TABLE’S SPAGHETTI WITH PUNTARELLA AND CHICKEN SKIN
200 g chicken skin
260 g spaghetti
150 g sliced puntarella hearts
Fresh lemon juice
Crushed espelette pepper
- Grind the chicken skin with a meat grinder or chop finely by hand. Cook the chicken skin in a pan over low heat to render off the fat. Strain off the fat and reserve. Slowly brown the ground skin in the same pan and finish by cooking in a 350° oven until crisp and golden.
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add a big handful of salt. Add spaghetti and cook for about 9 minutes or until al dente.
- While the spaghetti is cooking, heat a pan over medium heat and add 3 tablespoons of the reserved chicken fat and half of the sliced puntarella. Cook the puntarella until tender.
- When the spaghetti is done, add it directly to the sauté pan with the puntarella. Add at least a couple tablespoons of the pasta water to the pan. Toss over high heat to create a creamy consistency and coat all of the strands of spaghetti with the pan sauce.
- Season with salt and lemon juice to taste.
- Plate the spaghetti in a bowl and top with the reserved raw puntarella, a couple pinches of espelette, and the crispy chicken skin.
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