Brown Butter & Mizithera Pasta

From nowhere, I had a craving for pasta with browned butter and my favorite pasta cheese, mizithera (also spelled with a "y" in some places).
  1. Melt and cook on medium 1 stick of butter.
  2. Cook it about 6 minutes, you want it to smell amazing and be an "amber" color. Stir while you do this, nobody likes burnt butter.
  3. Once butter is browned, take off heat, and zest/grate 1 clove of garlic into the butter, stir.
  4. While you are fussing with that butter business, cook pasta (spaghetti?), strain and return to pot.
  5. Now pour the browned butter over the drained pasta, add a pinch of salt if you used unsalted butter, sprinkle some ground pepper, and add 1/4 C grated parmesan and 1/4 C grated mizithera cheese-- stir to combine.
I served this with a side salad since the butter is a bit heavy. Delicious!

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