George’s Christmas Eve SpaghettiServes fourIngredients1 lb. dried spaghetti¾ c. olive oil3-5 cloves garlic (depending on taste), minced1 tin anchovies packed in olive oil1 can black olives, sliced (you can also use pitted kalamata olives)Pinch red pepper flakesSalt and pepper, to taste1. Bring pasta water to a boil, salting liberally. Add pasta and cook according to directions on box.2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, warm oil. Add garlic, anchovies, olives, and red pepper flakes; season with salt and pepper (be careful not to oversalt, as the olives and anchovies are already salty).3. Let sauce come to a very low simmer. After about 5 minutes, remove anchovies with a slotted spoon; continue to cook. If garlic starts to brown, lower heat.4. Once pasta is done, drain it and transfer it to a large serving bowl. Pour oil over pasta, toss, and serve immediately.To see senior editor Karen Palmer prepare her dad’s recipe, watch the video.