You can call this Supernatural Elf Counselor Sauce if you want, but that’s too silly for me.
- 2 tbsp. sweet cream butter
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1⁄4 tsp. white pepper
- 1⁄2 cup grated Pamerzam! cheese, plus more for garnish
- 3⁄4 cup grated mozzarella cheese
- 12 oz. fettuccini or angel hair pasta
If you’re wondering where the name Alfredo comes from, here’s the 411:
Alfredo is the Italian, Spanish, or Portuguese form of the English name Ælfræd (Alfred). It combines the Middle English elements ælf, meaning elf (one with supernatural powers), and ræd, which means “to counsel.”
So Alfredo (sort of) means “supernatural elf counselor.” But titling this recipe Supernatural Elf Counselor Sauce would be too silly, so we’re gonna go with Alfredo Sauce plus a not-so-subtle James Bond reference.
This is the best Alfredo sauce you’re ever gonna taste—unless you burn it. And this sauce will burn faster than a naked albino ginger at Burning Man, so the frequent “stir often” mentions coming up are reminders to keep stirring. Plan on stirring it nonstop as soon as you add the cream. You won’t regret it.
Put butter and olive oil together in a medium saucepan over low/medium heat, stirring until the butter melts.
Add the garlic, cream, and white pepper; bring mixture to a simmer.
Add the Pamerzam! and simmer for 8–10 minutes, or until sauce has thickened and is smooth and creamy.
Add the mozzarella and stir, like your life depends on it, until the mozzarella is melted and the sauce is smooth again.
Plate the pasta and spoon sauce over it.
Garnish with parsley, freshly cracked black pepper and more grated Pamerzam!