Sunday, January 27, 2008

pasta carbonara

Oh my gosh, the best. Just the best.

1 egg yolk
1 tbsp cream (can use half & half or milk)
1 tbsp butter
a few slices of pancetta (bacon will do if needed)
4 ounces pasta (like fettuccine)
1/4 cup grated parmesan, romano or pecorino cheese
1 tbsp chopped parsley

Set out the egg, cream and butter before you start so they can reach room temperature. Cook the pancetta till crispy and drain. Then cook the pasta, drain it, then return it to the saucepan and put it on low heat. Toss the butter in the pasta. Beat the yolk and cream together, then toss with the pasta. Add pancetta, cheese and parsley and toss some more till well coated. Serve it right away, serves 3 or 4. [Or one hungry man and a regular girl.]

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