pasta carbonara

I often jot down things I want to make or re-create if I see it while browsing a cookbook or watching the food network. And if you can imagine, it is the never-ending list. Carbonara has been on that list for some time now but I was having trouble deciding which route to go: top pasta with poached egg, or stir in egg yolks to hot pasta. These are the questions that keep me up at night. That and figuring out how to get back to Haiti

I made the decision to go with the classic route – by stirring the egg yolks into hot pasta. According to wikipedia, “the recipes vary though all agree that cheese, eggs, cured fatty pork and black pepper are basic.” It just so happens that I have all of those ingredients about 360 days a year. Looks like I’ve found a new staple meal!

pasta carbonara

  • 4 oz. 100% Whole Grain Linguine
  • 2 slices bacon
  • 2 slices prosciutto
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3 Tbsp half & half
  • 2 Tbsp chicken broth
  • pepper
  • pecorino cheese

Cook bacon in frying pan until crispy. Set aside and add prosciutto slices to hot pan. When crispy, remove and set aside with bacon. Rough chop when cool. Cook pasta as directed.  Whisk together yolk, half & half and chicken broth and season with lots of pepper. Toss yolk mixture with hot pasta and stir until thickened. Top pasta with bacon, prosciutto and freshly grated pecorino cheese.


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11 responses to “pasta carbonara

  1. Beautiful Photo… I never ate pork even before I went Vegetarian… so now I wonder if the carbonara that they have at resturants use pork fat of somesort.. hmm

  2. savoringsarah

    Mmmm love carbonara as a special treat dinner 🙂 So luxurious & decadent! I have always used Giadas recipe…I like your simplified version though!

  3. This is favorite Italian dish! I could eat this every day 🙂

  4. Molly

    This is my favorite kind of dish…and yours looks even more incredible. (you cant go wrong with bacon 😉 )

  5. What a delicious looking meal!

  6. beautiful photos! Looks like it’s a dish from a magazine!

  7. I agree – it looks like it came straight out of a magazine, or a cookbook!

  8. I can’t believe I have never made carbonara. Shame on me! It will hav eto move up to th etop of my to-make list because this looks so tasty! Great photos!

  9. Your food photos look fabulous! Carbonara is my favorite Italian dish. Ooh the memories.. I never knew that some top it with a poached egg though. Now that might keep me up at night until I try it!! 🙂

  10. I always jot down recipes or ideas if I see them somewhere too! Whenever I have been away and had an amaznig meal I always take pics or notes about the food so I can try to re-create it at home! this looks so great!!

  11. Chelsea Ward

    This is one of my favorite recipes made by mom. I love the healthy twist you put on it!

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