Penne and Vodka Sauce

This recipe is a bit long, but its worth it!

1 large onion diced
1/2 lb proscuitto or 1 ham steak or Both-diced
1/2 lb butter
1/2 lb sun dried tomatoes(optional)
1 can or frozen baby peas (optional)
3 cloves garlic
Tbs. Parsley
Tbs. Basil
Tbs. Black pepper
Tbs. Crushed red pepper
Large can crushed tomatoes
One quart half and half
Large can chicken broth
Pint vodka
4 shots brandy
Rue to thicken

In a large frying pan- melt butter. Sauté onions, sun dried tomatoes, garlic. If using ham steak dice and add to sauté.

In a Large pot-
Add chicken stock
Half and half
All spices
Sauteed mixture
Diced proscuitto
crushed tomatoes
Salt to taste

Simmer about an hour thicken with rue as needed.

Recipe for rue-1 stick butter
1 cup flour
Melt butter
Slowly add flour
Constantly mixing until a nutty smell.
Add 1 small can of chicken stock slowly.
Slowly add to sauce,  constantly stirring.  Simmer 20 minutes add uncooked peas 5 minutes before

Once sauce has thickened, throw over cook Penne, mix well and Enjoy!


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