8 oz Fettucine
2 T butter
1/3 cup pasta water (more as needed; this is a sauce after all)
black pepper to taste
1/3-1/2 cup grated Pecorino
1. Boil pasta in a large pot of salted water.
2. Drain, reserving 1 cup of pasta water.
3. Combine hot pasta, butter, black pepper, pasta water, and Pecorino cheese. Stir to combine.
4. Serve alone or in Parmesan cheese tostadas.
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