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Simple Carbonara

eggpastaI would like to call this simple dish four-ingredient Carbonara but counting everything in – including pasta, there’s actually more and I forgot to include  two other ingredients in this photo – parmesan and pepper. So let’s say four-ingredient Carbonara sauce. ^_^ Italian Carbonara doesn’t have cream; that’s what I’ve been reiterating in my posts and I’m sorry I just have to say it again. Then again, it always gets creamier with well, cream…and that’s perhaps what we we’re used to having.

Carbonara sauce has 4 basic ingredients, that’s egg, bacon, cheese and black pepper. Going more particular, the bacon used is either guanciale or pancetta but hey any bacon is ok. For the cheese, Parmigiano-Reggiano/parmesan is preferred but I sometimes use the more similar Grana Padano.

Here’s what you need:

250g pasta of your choice (I often have Spaghetti or Tagliatelle)
100g bacon
100g parmesan
2 eggs
pepper

additional:

olive oil
garlic
onion

To cook, saute bacon in olive oil. Prepare pasta per package directions. In a bowl combine raw eggs, a drop of olive oil, cheese and pepper, mix well.

Put pasta in pan while still hot but remove the pan from heat. Stir in raw eggs mixture with pasta. Season with salt and pepper but I find the bacon salty already so I opt to leave out salt. Top your Carbonara with lots of parsley.

This is where your preferences come in. You can add peas, mushroom, broccoli or other vegetables. I sometimes put in tuna in lieu of bacon. Will have to share that recipe too. Enjoy your meal!

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for:

Food Friday, Yummy Sunday

 

15 Comments

  1. Oh, I never knew Italian carbonara didn’t have cream in it. thanks for sharing this. I’m sure my daughter would love this.

  2. My kind of carbonara… usually with bacon and mushrooms :-)

  3. Looks healthy and creamy :-) Thanks for sharing.

  4. That’s easy and healthy to eat:)

    Visiting from YS! Hope you can visit me back..

    http://www.cassandrasminicorner.com/2011/11/yummy-sunday-115-moms-pork-barbeque.html

  5. that looks delicious, love it that it is not cheesy :-) Dropping some love for Yummy Sunday, hope that you can visit me back too

  6. thanks for the visit sis:) yay, sarap naman yan. buti at with recipe ang post mo, will ask my bf to cook this one for me:D kasi between the two of us, mas mahilig mag-cook si bf ko keysa sa kin ahaha

  7. wow, I really love the presentation…:)

  8. hi sis! i love carbonara ! I should try your recipe. thanks for the visit!

  9. Now I want some carbonara…. nice clicks!

  10. I am so funny asking you what was the egg for. I love carbonara. I love white sauce but really I did not mind at all how to make it. A friend loves doing that but since she is not here anymore (moved to another place) id like to try it one day.

    Thank you for visiting my food entries, G! ^^

  11. Nice and easy! I will try this one too :)
    Thanks for sharing :)

  12. i prefer olive oil based pasta so patok ‘to sa akin.:p
    the fresh egg would make it creamy, nasanay lang talaga ang mga Pinoy sa carbonara na may cream.:p

  13. I love carbonara and this is a very simple preparation.

    Food Friday

  14. Love the presentation! Nagugutom tuloy ako. I want to try carbonara with no cream.

  15. oo nga, the egg is already creamy enough… :)

    thanks so much for sharing your recipe, and the additional info that came with it, over at Food Friday, G!
    enjoy the rest of the week!

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