Mother's Day Cook-off

Saturday Night Fever Brooklyn Style Spaghetti

By JD Cortez

My lovely mother grew up in Brookyln New York, not the best part she actually grew up on the other side of the tracks meaning she wasn’t having super expensive food due to her growing up in the low class. Her favorite meal growing up was spaghetti. It wasn’t all that expensive to make and most of her friends also had it with their families. After moving from Brooklyn to Manhattan to California and now being financially capable of having high class meals, her favorite plate is always spaghetti. She credited John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever for making it cool. This is the recipe for a traditional Brooklyn Style Spaghetti.

Recipe for Brooklyn Style Spaghetti

Prepare a 1 lb box of spaghetti

For the Sauce

1 Tbsp of Olive oil, extra virgin

1 tsp of minced garlic

1 can of crushed tomatoes 28oz

1 can of tomato sauce 8oz

1 can of tomato paste 6oz

6 oz of water

1 ½ tsp of dried basil

1 tsp of salt

For the Meatballs

1 lb of ground beef

½ c of parmesan cheese

2 eggs

½ c of breadcrumbs (Italian style)

1 ½ tsp of basil, dried

¼ tsp of oregano, dried

1 tsp of salt

½ tsp of minced garlic

2 Tbsp of olive oil, extra virgin (for frying meatballs)

By JD Cortez

My name is JD Cortez. I enjoy playing guitar, soccer and I am also a student at Ventura College.

My Snapchat username is konichiwa_jafet


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