Pages - Menu

Sunday, August 26, 2012

spaghetti carbonara

Spaghetti Carbonara is one of the most popular Italian pasta dishes. This carbonara recipe combines cream, eggs, cheese and smoked beef. as a non italian , i dont know the difference between carbonara and alfredo . if u r an italian and somehow passing by this blog . please, kindly explain to me what is the difference :) as far as i know heheheh the difference is the eggs , i never use the eggs when i made fettucini alfredo but the rest are the same . i know i changed bacon into smoked beef bc i cant eat bacon :)

  • 1 lb spaghetti
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ lb smoked beef, cut into ½-inch dice
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp chopped Italian parsley
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • ¾ cup freshly grated parmesan
  • a half chopped onion
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook spaghetti pasta until al dente. Drain well. Toss with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile in a large skillet, cook chopped smoked beef until slightly crisp; remove and drain onto paper towels.
  3. add remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil, and heat in reused large skillet. Add chopped onion, and cook over medium heat until onion is translucent. Add minced garlic, and cook 1 minute more.
  4. Return cooked smoked beef to pan; add cooked and drained spaghetti. Toss to coat and heat through, adding more olive oil if it seems dry or is sticking together. Add beaten eggs and cook, tossing constantly with tongs or large fork until eggs are barely set. 
  5. Quickly add 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, and toss again. Add salt and pepper to taste
  6. Serve immediately with chopped parsley sprinkled on top, and extra Parmesan cheese at table.

No comments:

Post a Comment