Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Spaghetti Carbonnara

I'm sure there's a bazillion versions of this Italian dish out there.  Bob's roommate from way back when made an awesome version of this and I've never been able to replicate it nearly as good.  This is one my family likes a lot (it's got bacon!) and since it's quick and easy we eat it often.  It's a dish that I almost always have the ingredients on hand.  I found this version in the Better Homes & Garden Plaid Cookbook.

Spaghetti Carbonnara
modified from BH&G Plaid Cookbook
serves 4

this is one of those technical recipes with lots of exact measurements :)

3 or 4 handfuls of spaghetti, enough for 4 servings
an egg
some milk
grated Parmesan (in the green can is fine)
6 pieces of bacon, cooked to crispy and broken into small pieces

Cook the spaghetti according to the package.  When it's done, drain and put it back in the pot.  Whisk the egg and some milk together (maybe about 1/4 c).  Add about 1 Tbsp of butter to the spaghetti and turn the heat back on low.  When the butter is melted and coats the spaghetti, add the milk/egg.  When it's cooked add a couple of good shakes of Parm and the bacon bits.  Stir to mix in the cheese and bacon.  Enjoy!

I'm also working on some apple butter now to use up more of our apples.  If it works out well, I'll have a report tomorrow along with a recipe.

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