When I went to an Italian Restaurant, or a restaurant which sells pasta, I usually order Spaghetti Carbonara (one of my favorite) , if they have one. I don’t eat it very often recently because I’m just too lazy to go to the nearest restaurant.
Then, it got me wondering, is it possible that I make my own spaghetti carbonara at home? Is it that difficult? I mean, I don’t even know what kind of ingredients they use for making such a delicate sauce. Maybe they use some kind of uncommon cheese or something. I don’t know.
Of course, what I do next is looking for some recipes in food blogs and begin to cook. I don’t know which recipe is the best among all, so I followed several recipes available in the internet. And guess what? My spaghetti turned out to be just fine! I mean… it is tasty, seriously.
I know there are a lot of kind of instant sauce which makes cooking sooo easy but I’m not an instant-sauce lover, so…. I’m gonna make it from scratch.
Here’s what you need :
- bacon (But i don’t have any, so I use smoked beef and beef sausage instead. forgive me)
- 1 egg
- cheddar cheese (It should be parmesan cheese actually, but since I don’t have any, I substitute it with cheddar cheese).
- thick cream (I use skimmed milk since I’m on a diet. It doesn’t even matter, anyway.)
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 tsp basil leaves (or parsley)
- salt and pepper
- 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
Next, what you’ve got to do is :
- Cook your spaghetti in a large pan of boiling salted water.
- Heat olive oil in a non-sticky pan over medium heat
- Cook the bacon for 2-3 minutes. Add garlic for around 1/2 minutes. Set the pan aside.
- In a bowl, mix together cheese, egg, and milk. Season it with salt and pepper. Mix them gently using a fork.
- Once your pasta is ready, drain them, and put them back to the pan.
- Add your egg mixtures together with the bacon and basil leaves to the spaghetti in the pan. But don’t cook it! The heat from the spaghetti will cook the egg slowly (but sure) and it will form a creamy yummy sauce.
- Your spaghetti is ready to be served. Add extra cheese on top of the pasta.
Easy, isn’t it? Watch out! Your saliva is dripping out…