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Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Spaghetti Carbonara

Happy New Year!!! Wid and I celebrated the start of the new year by getting sick and me banging my finger on a door.

Last night we decided not to go to his bro's house for dinner because we're still not feeling well. I tried to make spaghetti carbonara. The recipe is from my Italian friend Lia, who has been very helpful in answering questions I had about Italian cooking. It's pretty interesting that you have to be pretty organized or else you cannot work fast enough to make the "sauce" properly. While the spaghetti was cooking, I cooked chopped bacon in a bit of olive oil. Once the spaghetti is almost done, I poured the water into a bowl to warm it up and transfer the pasta to the frying pan with a bit of the bacon grease. To the pasta, I added the cooked bacon, four beaten eggs, a bit of garlic (don't know if that's Italian but Wid requested it), salt, and pepper. I mixed everything together on low heat and then poured the mixture into the warmed bowl. I then sprinkled quite a bit of parmasen cheese (sorry, Lia, I couldn't find any goat cheese like you recommended) and stirred again.

The spaghetti carbonara was really tasty and rich. Not quite comfort food in our book, but it certainly was enough as a meal. I'll definitely make the dish again, but I'm rather scared by the amount of cholestrol it contains. Hahaha.

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2 Comments:

Blogger hoihoihoi said...

Haha, me and my bro have been eaten whole packs of bacon on our own in a night! Don't worry too much about cholesterol :D bacon is great! And we're still alive (somehow)!!

This dish sounds really good! I usually like cream sauce over tomato! But most of the time I don't like most of the other stuff they put into pasta (seafood, mushrooms), so carbonara's more "minimal" amount of ingredients sounds good :9
Or maybe you didn't mention the other ingredients you put in XD?

January 11, 2007 at 11:38 AM  
Blogger cyen said...

Oh no, I didn't notice that you commented in the blog so sorry about the slow reply. Anyway, the spaghetti carbonara consisted of only those ingredients that I mentioned in the post. Like you say, it is minimal amount of ingredients, but it's soooo good. Then again, one can never go wrong with eggs, cheese, and bacon combo. :D

January 22, 2007 at 10:40 AM  

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