Thursday, March 18, 2010

Dinner - Spaghetti Carbonara

Tired of boring spaghetti for dinner? If you are like us, we eat a LOT of's fast, easy, cheap, convienient and we always have plenty in the pantry. However, my hubby was getting tired of the same old same old so he (my sexy chef) went over to Video Jug, a website he uses often for inspiration when cooking. He found this great How to Make Spaghetti Carbonara video with the recipe and instructions. It's still a rather quick meal, but is something a little extra rich and special than your ordinary pasta diner!

Step 1 :You will need…

  • 7 oz dried spaghetti
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 bacon slices, chopped
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 ¼ oz parmesan cheese
  • 4 tbsp cream
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp parsley, chopped
  • 2 saucepans
  • 1 wooden spoon
  • 1 colander
  • 1 bowl
  • 1 spoon

  1. Step 2: Cook the pasta

    Prepare a pan of boiling water and season with salt. Place the pasta into the pan and push it down with your wooden spoon, so that all the spaghetti is submerged under the water. Add half of the oil and cook for roughly 7-10 minutes.

  2. Step 3: Render the bacon

    Meanwhile, into a warmed second pan add the olive oil, then the chopped bacon. Stir and let it render, stirring for a few minutes. To render simply means to melt the fat. Then turn the heat off.

  3. Step 4: Combine the egg yolks, parmesan and cream

    Place the egg yolks into a bowl, then the cream and the parmesan cheese. Combine it all together.

  4. Step 5: Drain the pasta

    When the pasta is cooked, transfer it into a colander, then place the colander back on top of the saucepan to drain the excess liquid.

  5. Step 6: Cook the egg mixture

    Once the pasta is thoroughly drained, quickly place it back into the pan of bacon fat and stir well to coat the pasta. Then pour in the egg mixture and mix thoroughly.


      It is very important to use the warmth of the pasta to cook the egg yolks. But do not overheat as you'll end up with scrambled egg

Step 7: Serve

After mixing thoroughly, season with salt and pepper and add the chopped parsley. Use the tongs to place a generous helping onto each plate.

1 comment:

melonbelly said...

yummers! I love Pasta Carbonara!!