Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Does Carbonara mean "with bacon"?

Okay, there were so many wonderful things about this dinner --
1. Everyone ate it
2. It had bacon in it
3. My husband made it
4. It had bacon in it

He's been surfing Yahoo Food every evening and found this recipe. He made it while we were at the school fair, so I came home to a plate full of pasta AND bacon! There is nothing wrong with that. Even my kids (who were already stuffed with cotton candy and popcorn) ate it. So totally make again... I couldn't even take a picture it flew off the plates so fast...

Linguine Carbonara
2 T. olive oil
2 T. butter
1/4 lb. bacon, cut into thin strips
2 cloves garlic minced
1/2 c. red wine
1/2 t. fresh ground pepper
2 eggs
1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 t. salt
3/4 lb. linguine
2 T. chopped fresh parsley

Heat oil and butter over moderate heat. Add the bacon and cook until brown but not crisp (about 4 minutes). Add garlic, wine and pepper. Simmer until the wine is reduced to 2 T., about 3 minutes. Remove from heat. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, cheese and salt.

In a large pot of boiling water, cook the linguine until just done (about 12 minutes). Drain the pasta, add it to the egg and cheese mixture and toss quickly. Pour the bacon mixture over the linguine. Add the parsley and toss just until mixed.

Serve immediately with additional Parmesan.

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