Monday, February 7, 2011

Pasta Carbonara

My brother-in-law served his mission in Italy and brought home some divine (and authentic) pasta recipes. This one is my very favorite, but there are a few others that I will try to post as well. Until then, try switching this recipe in for your normal spaghetti night and I promise that you will have smiles around the dinner table.

1 Tbl. olive oil
1 onion- chopped
1/2 pound diced ham
1 cup water
2 beef bouillon cubes
2 Tbl. fresh parsley- chopped
1 pound spaghetti- cooked al dente and drained
2 eggs- beaten well with a fork
1/2 cup (or more) shredded parmesan and romano cheese
freshly ground pepper to taste

Pour olive oil into a large frying pan and saute onion and ham. Dissolve bouillon cubes in hot water and add to the pan once the onions are tender. Add parsley and simmer for 5-10 minutes (about the time that it takes to boil your spaghetti.) Drain pasta and immediately place it back in the pan over low heat. Add contents of the frying pan to the pasta, pour in the eggs, and stir until well mixed. Stir in the cheese and pepper and serve.


Lisa said...

I served a mission too in Brazil. Are you Mormon? Gotta love it when the missionaries bring back some lovely recipes from the places they served. It really makes dinnertime special. If he ate like this in Italy, he was one lucky person.

lisawhitmore said...

We are LDS and our little brother served his mission in Brazil as well, the Curitiba mission.

Alli grins said...

I made this last night and it was BEYOND amazing! My kids all loved it and I'll be making it again for sure! Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe:)

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