Saturday, August 29, 2009

Grandma's Spaghetti Sauce

Without a doubt this recipe floats to the top when it comes to family favorites.  Grandma Bailey made it before mom did, but for me it tastes the same, and I don't DARE deviate from the recipe.  My Uncle Bud told me that Grandma got this recipe from Italian friends Tony and Noreen Trippe, when they lived in Oswego, NY. Mom was just a little girl when they lived there. According to Bud, they had an Italian restaurant at one time, and this was their sauce recipe.

Spaghetti Sauce

1 small onion- chopped
2 cloves of garlic- chopped

Saute above in large pot with enough olive oil (Pompeian is what mom used) to cover the bottom.

     1 (28 oz) can of tomato puree
     2 puree cans, filled with water
     1 (6oz) can of tomato paste
     1/2  paste can, filled with water

     1 palmful (1-1/2 tsp-ish) each of dried basil, oregano, and fennel seeds*
     3 T. sugar
     3 whole cloves of garlic
     few dashes of pepper

Simmer on low for 3-4 hours .

* Mom said don't add fennel if you are adding Italian sausage in later.