Friday, June 4, 2010


My friend Victoia and I attempted to make carbonara while I was living in Scotland and all I remember is that we ended up going to Pizza Hut for dinner that night. So needless to say I was a little skeptical making this that it would actually turn out, but it did and it was so delicious. 


1/2 pound Bacon
1/2 pound Linguine Pasta
1/2 whole Large Onion
4 cloves Garlic
3/4 cup White Wine
3/4 cup Chicken Stock
2 whole Eggs
1 cup Parmesan Cheese
1/2 bunch Parsley
2 Tbsp sticks Butter
1/2 Tablespoon Black Pepper

First, slice up bacon into pieces about one inch wide. Once they’re sliced, just toss your bacon pieces into a stainless steel pan. Cook until browned and crisp.

While the bacon’s cooking, boil the pasta.

Next, chop your onion. When the bacon is cooked, scoop it out with a slotted spoon and set it onto a plate. Reserve the bacon grease! Throw the diced onions into the bacon grease. Give the onions a quick stir and let them cook down over a medium-high heat for a couple of minutes.

In the meantime, thinly slice the garlic. After the onions have cooked for a couple of minutes, throw in the garlic. Adding it after the onions have cooked a little will prevent the garlic from burning. After the onion and garlic have cooked for another couple of minutes, remove from the pan with a slotted spoon. Discard the grease.
Place the pan back on high heat until it starts to smoke a little. As soon as the pan begins to smoke, pour in the white wine. Whisk until pan is thoroughly deglazed and all of the brown bits have come off of the bottom of the pan. Add chicken stock. Return bacon, onion and garlic back to the pan. Let simmer over medium heat.

Crack four eggs into a large bowl. Add most of the Parmesan cheese, and rough chop the parsley, adding it into the eggs as well. Leave a little Parmesan and parsley out for a garnish. Mix well with a fork.

Drain the water from your pasta. Be sure the pasta is very hot. Add the pasta to the egg mixture and then add the bacon/onion mixture. Finally throw butter in there. Mix it all together well. Pepper to taste. Garnish with parmesan and parsley.

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