2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoon butter
4 garlic cloves chopped
2 and 1/2 pounds plum tomatoes diced (about 10 ) or use equivalent amount of canned crushed tomatoes.
1/4 teaspoon salt (the prosciutto is salty, so no more, or can use less to taste)
dash or two of pepper (I used white pepper)
1/2 cup vodka (don't go cheap now, good quality vodka).
1/4 lb prosciutto, chopped or use cooked drained Italian sausage
1/2 cup FRESH basil, chopped
1/2 pint heavy cream
In a large frying/saute pan add oil, butter and garlic, saute on low flame until oil starts to bubble.
Add tomatoes, salt and pepper.Cook covered on a low flame for about 30 minutes.
Add vodka.Cook uncovered for 25 minutes. Add prosciutto or pre-cooked Italian sausage-- cook 5 more minutes.
Add basil and heavy cream-- cook just 5 more minutes.
SERVE IT WITH CRUSHED RED PEPPER FLAKES (TRUST ME ON THAT) AND PARMESAN CHEESE ON THE SIDE.