1. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    I did a search and found mention, but no recipes.....

    I have several recipes for carbonara, but it seems to dry somehow. And, the recipes really vary!! Does anyone have a favorite carbonara recipe???
  2. Gallusfarm

    Gallusfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2009
  3. manderzpants

    manderzpants Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 15, 2010
  4. 2DogsFarm

    2DogsFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2009
    NW Indiana
    Carbonara is basically bacon & eggs pasta.
    If you can't find pancetta you can use bacon.

    Saute pancetta in olive oil or bacon until crisp, break into small pieces and stir into cooked pasta along with more olive oil or some of the bacon fat, eggs beaten like for scrambling and lots of grated fresh parmesan or Asiago cheese.
    Boil the pasta after crisping the bacon so it will be good & hot when you mix everything in.
    You can add fresh or frozen peas - not necessary to defrost, just let them come to room temp while you cook the pasta & bacon. The heat of the pasta will cook them.
    Plenty of fresh cracked black pepper is great on this too : 9

    For 2 servings I use 2 or 3 eggs, depending on how rich I feel like making it.
  5. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    Quote:Thanks! Oddly this IS the recipe I made last night. The kids liked it, but it was bland and dry. I blended the eggs and cheese with a touch of the pasta water to moisten it some and make the sauce creamier, but it was still pretty dry.

    I also added Goya Adobo! Good stuff. Any other hints?
  6. Nicola

    Nicola Chook Cuddlin' Aussie

    Feb 23, 2009
    I make a No egg Carbonara

    Sorry this is in metric [​IMG]
    2 tablespons of olive oil for cooking
    600mls of Thickened cream...
    4 rashers of bacon... diced
    1/2 a teaspoon of crushed garlic
    pinch of chicken stock powder
    [ to bulk it out u can also ad a bit of shredded cooked chicken]
    mushrooms sliced thinnly (optional)
    and penne pasta

    Heat up oil in a fry pan... add the diced bacon .. cook till slightly browned.. add mushrooms and garlic cook till soft... ( if u want also add shredded chicken) then add the cream, stock powder... and simmer until reduced to a thicker sauce texture and mix in or pour ontop of cooked pasta [​IMG]

    sorry im no good at writing out recipies i usually wing it when it comes to making carbonara lol
  7. chocolate m'scovy

    chocolate m'scovy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 14, 2010
    The version we use:

    1 pound pasta just-boiled, al dente.
    1 pound bacon, fried and crumbled (Adjust to your tastes)
    freshly-ground pepper to taste
    parmesan cheese to taste
    approximately 1/4 cup butter (half a stick)
    Stir the whole concoction till the dairy products melt.

    Last, but not least, stir in 1-2 beaten eggs. Serve immediately. The raw egg is what makes it so delightfully gooey. If you don't eat it immediately it will be drier, but still good.

    This is a family favorite, and can be served as the entree. But it's also fabulous with chicken and peas. [​IMG]

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