Sunday, November 15, 2009

Spaghetti Alla Carbonara




Yesterday I was faced with that age old dilemma…it was a rainy, dreary Saturday; we were about to watch the “Anvil - The Story of Anvil” documentary. What would be a fitting meal for such an anticipated event? Why Spaghetti Alla Carbonara, of course! DUH. Carbonara is a dish that is incredibly simple to make, yet so many restaurants seem to miss the mark on it. Easy enough for a weeknight meal or elegant pasta dish for a party, it’s delicious anytime. Don’t skimp on the fresh pasta, it makes all the difference. I used a combination of egg and cracked pepper fettuccine (thanks to New England Pasta Company!).

Spaghetti Alla Carbonara

¼ lb. pancetta - chopped
1 lb. fresh pasta
3 eggs, beaten
3/4 cup grated Pecorino Romano
Black pepper
Parsley

In a heavy pan over medium-high heat, add the chopped pancetta and fry until browned.
Remove pancetta from pan, strain grease on paper towels. Remove pan from heat.

In a small bowl, beat eggs with ½ cup of Pecorino.

Meanwhile, cook pasta al dente in boiling salted water. Drain well.

Add pasta to the pan; stir in eggs, cheese and pancetta. Mix thoroughly until eggs are set. If you’re using egg pasta, add pepper to taste.

Garnish with ¼ cup Pecorino and parsley.

Serves 3-4

Back to the “Anvil” documentary…it was an incredible story of perseverance and eternal optimism. I was moved by the band’s lifelong quest for fame that seemed to elude them at every turn. Dreams never die people!!!





3 comments:

Lisa said...

I also watched that movie a few days ago....it almost makes me wanna go out and buy the album to support them! Your carbonara looks great too!

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Margot said...

Michelle, the carbonara looks awesome! Hav you tried it at Papacelle in Riverdale Farms? Yum! Can't wait to make your recipe!

Margot