Thursday, October 20, 2011
Whole wheat Carbonara
Carbonara is usually made with a a fat spaghetti noodle like linguine but I was out so I used whole wheat penne pasta.
Enough pasta for your family of 4
1/2 lb bacon
1/4 cup half n half or less
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1 cup of cooked Peas
Bring water to a boil and cook pasta,
Meanwhile cut your bacon into 1 inch squares and cook, the bacon needs to be done cooking before the pasta is done
Bring frozen peas to a boil and then drain. These also need to be cooked before the pasta is done.
Combine the eggs and the half n half, and parmesan cheese, mix until well combined.
When the pasta is cooked. Drain. Then place pasta back in your pot. Quickly add the egg mixture, bacon and peas. Stir until the eggs bits start to appear. The heat from the pasta, bacon and pot cook the eggs. When finished the dish still looks a bit shiny and creamy! Add your garlic salt to taste.