Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Bacon Carbonara

I have had Giada's version of this dish a few times and it was quite tasty, but holy moly was this one delicious.
This is def a great (read: cheap) throw-together kind of dish and lo and behold, I had all the ingredients already! Love those dishes.

Onion love

Bacon Carbonara
adapted from this fine lady

4 eggs
1/2 cup 1% milk
2/3 cup Parmesan cheese
dried parsley flakes (to taste)
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp salt

1/2 lb bacon
1 small onion- chopped
1/2 lb Whole Wheat pasta

Fry the bacon until crisp, set aside to drain on a paper towel.
Boil pasta until al dente. While pasta is boiling, combine eggs, milk, parmesan, parsley, red pepper, and salt in a bowl and whisk together- set aside.
Reserve 1-2 tbs of bacon grease to cook the onions- cook to preferred doneness.
Drain pasta, transfer it back to the pot and while still warm pour in the cream mixture and toss to coat, cooking on LOW for 1-2 mins. Add in the bacon while tossing the pasta- serve hot!

(cooking any higher than low can result in scrambled eggs, not tasty)

NOTE- should there be any leftovers, reheat adding a splash of milk to bring back the creamy sauce.