Spaghetti alla Carbonara

             I first would like to start off by saying Happy Valentines Day to all you Romeo and Juliette of the world! They say that all you need is love. But a little home cooking now and then doesn’t hurt! With today being an extremely over exaggerated holiday I really wanted to give you all a recipe that you would never forget. Since today is a special day, im giving everyone permission to indulge in what is a classic italian specialty. I say indulge because it’s not the healthiest of all dishes but it’s heavinly taste makes up for that!

            Spaghetti alla Carbonara is a luscious, creamy dish that is simple in its make-up but impossible to master. This recipe is sure to impress for this special day. Whether your cooking for a group of ladies who need to squander their lonesome emotions or cooking for a special loved one, this dish is not only easy and luscious but extremely gratifying!

What the world really needs is a little more love and less White Zinfindel…Happy Valentines day everyone, Enjoy!

Spaghetti alla Carbonara

serving size: 2-3

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 pound spaghetti
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp garlic
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 5-6 oz Pancetta, finely diced
  • salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

*Pancetta is italian bacon, it is pork belly meat that has been salted and cured! usually is spiced and seasoned and sits to dry for about 3 months (You could use thick sliced bacon…but dont!)

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook according to instruction on package. Al dente is a personal preference

Meanwhile, stir in a mixing bowl together the cream, egg and cheese. lightly add a couple pinches of salt and some fresh black pepper.

Melt butter in a large sauce pan over medium heat, cook the pancetta until crispy (not burnt), about 5 minutes then add garlic. Drain the spaghetti and add it to the pan while still dripping. Next pour the cheese sauce over it and sautee for 20 sec and remove from heat. toss the pasta in the pan until the egg begins to thicken but are still creamy. Then serve and enjoy. For best results try preheating your plates and finish with some fresh ground black pepper!

I highly recommend enjoying this dish with a cold, crisp glass of Pinot Grigio, especially for those who are not wine lovers! It will compliment the pasta perfectly!

Happy Valentines day everybody,

and as always

Buon Appetito America!

JCL

 
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