Carbonara

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nom nom nom…  I am usually not a fan of cream sauces but this… this I like! I tried a couple recipes before and read tons. Finally decided to try my rendition. After some tweaking, this is it!

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You will need:

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1/2 lb pasta (I prefer spaghetti)

1 egg

2 egg yolks

8 strips of bacon

3/4 cup parmesan cheese

1/2 large onion (minced)

4 cloves garlic (minced)

1 cup chicken stock (or 1/2 cup stock and 1/2 cup wine)

1/4 cup heavy whipping cream (or whipping cream)

1/4 cup butter

1/4 cup chopped parsley (or a handful)

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Step 1 – Saute bacon in pan until close to crispy.

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Once crispy, drain bacon on paper towels.

Use slotted spoon so you don’t discard all the fat and leave it in the pan.

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Step 2 – Boil water (seasoned with salt). Follow instructions on the packaging.

You want to leave cooking pasta to the end, when all ingredients are mix and ready.

This way, your pasta is hot and can cook your egg mixture.

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Step 3 – Remove bacon fat (leave about 2 tablespoons)

Add onions

Cook for about 1 minute

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Step 4 – Add garlic

Cook till browned

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Using a slotted spoon, remove onions and keep aside

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Step 5 – Discard remaining fat in pan

Add chicken stock (or wine, let wine evaporate then add other 1/2 cup stock)

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Step 6 – Scrap bottom of the pan to release flavourful browned bits of bacon

Once boiling and reduce a little

Add bacon and onion

Cook down the liquid

Remove from stove

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Step 7 – Mix cream, eggs, cheese and parsley

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Lightly whisk to combine

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Step 8 – Drain pasta well

Add hot pasta to the egg/cream mixture

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Let the hot pasta cook the eggs a little

Mix lightly

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Step 9 – Add bacon/onion mixture and 1/4 cup butter

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Mix well

Season with black pepper

Sprinkle some parmesan cheese and crsipy bacon on top~

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yummmm… I like spaghetti with this sauce because it seems to coat every strand and you taste it everywhere as you chew the noodles. Meep prefers the rigatoni or penne type noodles.

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2 Responses to “Carbonara”

  1. FoodLovers says:

    Hi, i would love to meet u! hehehehe. just kidding.. viewing all the recipes here make me even more hungry! I really want to try most of it especially this Carbonara and the Honey Garlic Pizza. Yummmmmehy! 🙂

  2. Eddangel says:

    thanks! I haven’t posted many recipes lately but once i experiment more i will~ 😀

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