ANGEL HAIR CARBONARA – My Personal Recipe!!!
Last night I prepared an easy and glorious dinner at home – Angel Hair Carbonara! For those that are unfamiliar, Carbonara pasta is a mid 20th century Italian dish that is prepared with some kind of pasta (spaghetti, rigatoni, fettucini, etc) and is tossed with egg, pancetta, cheese and black pepper. It’s a pretty simple recipe but the dish itself is rich, well-rounded and delicious.
I use whole wheat pasta in my recipe with bacon instead of pancetta… Check out my personal recipe below and try it home… in under 10 steps!INGREDIENTS:
1 whole package of Barilla Plus Whole Grain Angel Hair Pasta
5-6 slices of bacon
2 whole large eggs
5-6 finely chopped garlic cloves
1 small can of Le Sueur Peas
1 teaspoon of red pepper
1 teaspoon of butter
Freshly grated parmesan cheese
Fresh Ground pepper
- Start boiling the water (this will take about 10-15 minutes) and be generous with salt. Go ahead and heat up your peas, this will take only a couple of minutes, but they’ll be ready by the time to mix everything.
- While water is boiling, in a large skillet, brown the bacon.
- Place bacon on paper towels to drain and then break them up.
- Add the garlic and red pepper flakes to bacon fat and cook until fragrant (about 2-3 minutes).
- Toss in HOT drained pasta (cooked al dente) and mix it around garlic and pepper
- Lightly beat the eggs and add some pasta water (about 1/2 a cup) to them (this will help the eggs from scrambling in the heat).
- Quickly toss eggs over the pasta mix with the drained peas, bacon, butter, and a handful of cheese. This should make for a creamy but light sauce as it all cooks together.
- Serve immediately on a plate and season with salt and freshly ground pepper, topping it with some more grated cheese.
This is my personal recipe from me to you! It makes for 4-6 servings and is perfect for bachelors for a week-long meal, as well as filling for families, and it is also a great date dish!
Try it out today, this week or this weekend and let me know how it goes!
Good luck and enjoy!