Due to circumstances beyond our control, Paul and I had two weeks of eating only a "bland" diet. Bland. What a bad word! No vegetables, no fruit, no spice, no fun. We did, however, manage to pull off a few tasty meals that didn't leave us feeling miserable. Case in point ... Carbonara.
This is a really simple, but company-worthy dish that contains just a few ingredients. Paul made his fabulous no-knead bread (recipe to follow) to go with the pasta. It was delicious!
- One package refrigerated fettucine or homemade
- 1/2 of pound good bacon (or more to taste)
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 C freshly grated Parmesan
- 1/4 C melted butter
- 1/2 C chopped parsley
- Salt and Pepper
- extra eggs if desired
Dice bacon then cook until crisp. Set aside. Melt butter then let cool a bit. Once cooled but not yet firm, beat in the two eggs until combined.
Cook pasta in salted water according to directions. It only takes a couple of minutes! Drain, put in serving bowl and toss with egg/butter mixture, bacon, Parmesan and parsley. Grind a generous amount of black pepper and salt to taste.
If more richness is desired, poach a few egg yolks and add on top before serving.