Friday, August 25, 2006
Five Ingredients Friday- Carbonara
I think we would eat pasta everyday if not for Hubs and Bailey's request for rice once in a while. Pasta is really versatile and easy so the combinations are endless. This is one of our favorite sauces (because in addition to being pasta lovers we are also cheese lovers).
1 beaten egg
1 cup half-and-half, light cream or milk (I usually use milk)
2 tablespoons margarine or butter
1/2 cup grated Parmesan or Romano cheese
Coarsely ground pepper
In a small saucepan combine the first three ingredients and stir over medium heat till the mixture coats a metal spoon (about six minutes). Immediately pour over noodles and toss gently to coat. Add parmesan cheese, toss again and top with coarsely ground pepper.
One of my favorite ways to serve this is with chicken, spinach, onion and mushrooms. This sauce also works well with leftover rice. Just mix the sauce and rice toegther, crumble bacon on top, add green onions, canned mushrooms and shredded cheese. Pop it into the oven until it is warm throughout and the cheese is slightly browned and bubbly.