Pasta Carbonara

Pasta Carbonara

I am BEYOND excited that Ann Burrell is coming back with: “The Worst Cook in America” show.  It is one of mine and Bear’s favorite.  It is not about the actual disasters, which are numerous and funny, but it is about people discovering that they can actually cook!  I just love it when someone just gets it…it’s like: “wow, I can really do this”.  That just melts my heart.  I know how sappy but it’s true.  I guess I love to cook and bake so it is always a joy for me when I see other people enjoy it as well.  Which is also why I love Ann Burrell so much, she loves to cook, she loves to eat, but more than anything she loves to share her knowledge and love with everyone.

I have wanted to make this pasta for quite sometime now…if you know me, my love for pasta is even bigger, larger and scarier than my love for cookies!  I have to admit I am a bit nervous about making this, why?  Because it’s all about timing and patience and well…..I struggle with both of these qualities.  So in an effort to prove we can all do (or at least try to) anything we put our heart into, I am making this for supper!  Wouldn’t you know I happen to have the perfect wine to go with this dish…how lucky!

You can also find the recipe here: Food Network

I luckily have her book….I am so cool!😉

Ingredients:

Salt

2 tablespoons olive oil

3/4 cup pancetta, cut into 1/4-inch dice

1 pound spaghetti

8 large eggs

1/2 cup grated Parmesan

1/2 cup grated pecorino

Freshly ground black pepper

4 scallions, cut on a severe bias

How to:

Bring a large pot of well salted water to a boil over medium heat.

Add about 2 tablespoons olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat.  Add the pancetta at medium heat and cook until it starts to color and become crisp.  Turn off the heat and reserve.

I LOVE pancetta...you could also substitute with bacon

Drop the pasta into the salted boiling water and cook it 1 minute less than it says on the package, usually about 6 to 7 minutes. Bite the pasta to check the consistency.

While the pasta is cooking, crack the eggs into a large mixing bowl. Add the grated cheeses and season with salt. Whisk vigorously until it becomes a homogenous. Season generously with black pepper.  When the pasta is just about done, return the pan with the pancetta to medium heat. Remove the pasta from the cooking water. Toss or stir the pasta into the pancetta to coat the pasta with the remaining fat in the skillet. Immediately vigorously stir the egg mixture into the pasta. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring constantly until the egg mixture looks like a cream sauce.

egg mixture, I would suggest you don't use cold eggs right from the fridge

working quickly...by the way get a large enough pan!

Serve immediately garnished with sliced scallions.

aaaah delicious, creamy and full of flavors, mmmmm good

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Peace and Happiness,

Isabelle

Note: Thank you for reading my blog and being my friends.  I know in today’s busy busy world you are taking the time to read my blog and believe me when I tell you it truly touches me.  I am a very lucky girl!

9 thoughts on “Pasta Carbonara

  1. OH man I made carbonara recently, and my friends were like “omg this must have been so hard to make!” And I was like “nope! Why don’t I make this more often…?”
    😛

  2. Oh my heavens, Isabelle! First, this is one of my favorite dishes on the planet and yours looks SUPERB!

    Second, we’ve had a bunch of thunderstorms roll through here, disrupting my satellite signal, so I’m WAAAY far behind on commenting on your posts. (Gotta love living in the boonies…)

    Third (and last of all), the GREAT thing is, I feel like I’ve just enjoyed a three course meal — Pasta Carbonara, Salted Caramel Nut Brittle, and Melties with Brown Butter Icing. (Never mind that the desserts outnumber the entrees 2 to 1…) It doesn’t get any better than this!!! (Except for, maybe, the perfect wine you hinted and teased at above….. do tell!)

    Just wanted you to know that you are read and LOVED when technology doesn’t fail me!!!

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