Basta Pasta!

Yes I admit, I make (and eat) way too much pasta! Its a 4-times-a-week situation, and I have noticed, through this blog, that I really need to branch out more... I know the starches are limited, what have we got... Potatoes (all the peeling...), rice, and then the once offers - cous cous, bulgar, quinoa which are pretty much interchangeable and I'm afraid I really only use them as a rice substitute!

Potatoes are fantastic, but also limited as they encourage a "meat and veg" plate for most of their ambition to get involved in other gastronomic delights just doesn't work that well... 

Rice is wonderful but I just can't get enough of pasta! It is limitless, can be simple one day and extraordinary the next, unlike the humble rice grain, it comes in tremendous variety.  It really is the business.  

Yet, I still feel guilty for, perhaps, taking the easy route time after time, and looking through this blog, I can see that I definately need to start branching out more!

So I am starting a little project with myself.  I have a number of vintage cookbooks in this house, with recipes from as far back as the 1300s, and so I am going to attempt a recipe from the past twice a week for the next few weeks and blog about it.

But for now, as a small farewell, here is my recipe for the classic Spaghetti Carbonara, a firm favorite in this house, and so easy to make...! 

Spaghetti Carbonara
You'll need
500gms Spaghetti
125mls fresh cream
3 large eggs
100gms ground parmesan cheese
1 tbsp Coarse ground black pepper
Chopped cooked bacon.

Cook the spaghetti as per the packet instructions.  In a bowl whisk the eggs, cream, parmesan and pepper together.  When the spaghetti is cooked, strain it and pop it back in the hot pan.  Placing the pan back on the heat, pour in the cream mixture.  Move the spaghetti around in the mix as it thickens and becomes a sauce.  Serve with sprinkle of salt and bacon on top.


Ciara said...

One of the things I love about blogging is the glimpses into how people do things differently. I'd say we eat pasta at most, once a week. Potatoes maybe twice. And the rest of the time we eat lots of the tremendous variety of rice and other grains! He he!

I really look forward to the vintage offerings!

Michelle said...

I hear you on the pasta! The Spaghetti Cabonara looks yummy, I love anything with bacon in it...

I'll have to check back and see your vintage recipes! I actually do something very similar- a world food tour- every week. It is so much fun learning about other ways of cooking, getting a glimpse of traditions that are sometimes long gone. You'll really enjoy it!

smbwallace said...

This recipe sounds very easy and very delicious!