Recent Posts

October 5, 2009

Capellini Carbonara

Yesterday was a lazy Sunday. I had no desire to go to the store and no desire to order food from one of the four places that deliver. I scrounged around my kitchen for ingredients hoping there was something I could whip up. I luckily had some capellini, eggs, bacon and onion so went with a Capellini Carbonara. I had never made it before, but it turned out to be quite delicious!

1 lb box of Capellini
7-8 slices thick-cut smoked bacon
1/2 white onion
1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
3 eggs
olive oil
1/2 cup fat free half n' half
salt & pepper to taste
couple sprigs of thyme

In a large skillet, fry the bacon slices most of the way through- but not until they are fully crispy. Meanwhile, heat a large pot of salted water until boiling. Remove the bacon slices to a plate and drain most of the grease from the pan. Add a tablespoon of olive oil to the pan and heat on Med/High. Dice the onion and add to the saute pan. Cook the onions until translucent, but not browned.

When the water is boiling, add the Capellini and boil for about 8 minutes. Be careful not to overcook or the noodles will get mushy. When finished, strain the noodles and add back to the bowl. Add 3 large eggs to the noodles. (The hot noodles will cook the eggs.) Chop the bacon into small pieces and add the noodles. Add the onion and parmesan and drizzle with a little bit of olive oil. Finish by adding cream and folding into the noodles. Top with thyme leaves and enjoy!


Post a Comment