Yesterday, PartySugar admitted her secret single food is pasta with Parmesan, anchovies, and garlic. While I'm not single, there are plenty of foods that I'll eat if nobody else is around. I love any combination of starch and fat. Sheets of matzo slathered with salt and butter; a bowl of rice topped with shredded cheddar or American cheese and hot sauce; orzo with melted butter and pepper; or Velveeta mixed with salsa and any carb imaginable. This is only purportedly true, of course, since I've never actually been caught in the middle of downing any of these embarrassingly trashy foods. Do share: What do you eat when you eat alone? Don't worry — I promise not to tell!
Like Carrie on Sex and the City, my secret single behavior refers to food. While she snacked on saltine crackers slathered with grape jelly, the number one dish I like to eat when I'm home alone and no one is watching? Pasta with anchovies and garlic. It's my last minute go-to dinner that I devour about once a week. I always have pasta, anchovies, garlic, and shallots on hand. The cheese and herbs vary based on what I find in the fridge. The resulting pasta is the perfect thing to eat by yourself: it's rich, satisfying, and slightly luxurious. It pairs with red or white wine, and can be enjoyed with a mixed green salad or toasty garlic bread.
Do you have secret single food? If you aren't single, what do you eat when you're alone? Share with me below and keep reading for my recipe.